More money than house

Are Foreclosures Increasing or Decreasing?

Recently, there has been a lot of talk about the size of the inventory of foreclosures in the nation. There has been some speculation that distressed property inventories are about to skyrocket. Today, I want to reveal what is actually taking place in this segment of the housing market.

Are Foreclosures Increasing or Decreasing? | Simplifying The Market


CoreLogic, in their most recent National Foreclosure Report, reported that foreclosure inventory has decreased by 23.2% since this time last year.

The report also showed that foreclosure inventory has decreased in 49 of the 50 states and that 45 states have posted a year-over-year, double-digit decline (see chart below).

Foreclosure Inventory Shrinking

Other findings in the report:

  • The Seriously Delinquent Rate (homeowners more than 90 days behind in their mortgage payment) is 3.1% which is the lowest level since November 2007
  • The Foreclosure Rate is 1.1% which is also the lowest level since November 2007
  • This was the 53rd consecutive month that showed a decline in the Foreclosure Rate

Foreclosures – Bottom Line

Though foreclosures do remain in the market, the number is dramatically decreasing.

The fact that mortgage delinquency rates are also decreasing means the worst of the foreclosure crisis is in the rearview mirror.

If you are looking to scoop a deal on a foreclosed property they are still out there, but don’t expect to find as many of them as were available in 2009.

(813) 489-9789

Your Florida Suncoast Realtor®, serving Dunedin, Gulfport, South Pasadena, St. Petersburg, St. Pete Beach, Treasure Island, and nearby areas.

Advantage Realty Florida