Saturday, September 13, 2014

RealtyTrac® Reports U.S. Foreclosure Activity Increases 7 Percent in August

IRVINE, CA — RealtyTrac® (, the nation’s leading source for comprehensive housing data, released its U.S. Foreclosure Market Report™ for August 2014, which shows foreclosure filings — default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions — were reported on 116,913 U.S. properties in August, an increase of 7 percent from the previous month but still down 9 percent from a year ago — the smallest decrease in the last 47 consecutive months of year-over-year declines in U.S. foreclosure activity.

A total of 51,192 U.S. properties were scheduled for foreclosure auction during the month, down 1 percent from the previous month but up 1 percent from a year ago — the first annual increase in scheduled foreclosure auctions following 44 consecutive months of annual decreases.

Scheduled foreclosure auctions in judicial foreclosure states where foreclosures are processed through the court system increased 5 percent from a year ago.

Daren Blomquist

“The August foreclosure numbers demonstrate that although the foreclosure crisis is well behind us, the messy business of cleaning up the distress lingering from the housing bust continues in many markets,” said Daren Blomquist, vice president at RealtyTrac.

“The annual increase in foreclosure auctions — the first since the robo-signing controversy rocked the foreclosure industry back in late 2010 — indicates mortgage servicers are finally adjusting to the new paradigms for proper foreclosure that have been implemented in many states, whether by legislation or litigation or both.”

For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Jennifer Von Pohlmann
949.502.8300949.502.8300, ext. 139

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