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Florida’s Foreclosure Crisis Over…

DECEMBER 13, 2013 by ge.admin

Brevard Foreclosures

Dec. 12, 2013 – RealtyTrac’s Foreclosure Market Report for November shows foreclosure filings – all default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions – decreased 15 percent from the previous month and 37 percent year-to-year across the country.


In Florida, the percentage drop in owners receiving a first-time foreclosure notice was also dramatic. The state had 6,744 foreclosure starts in November, an 18.02 percent decline month-to-month and a 45.9 percent drop year-to-year.

The number of Florida foreclosure completions – the final step where a lender takes back the home – also dropped in November, though not as dramatically. Completed state foreclosures were down 2.72 percent month-to-month and 15.59 percent year-to-year.

Florida foreclosure activity in November – starts, in progress and completions – decreased 15 percent from the previous month and 23 percent from a year ago for the fourth consecutive month with an annual decrease. However, the state still has the nation’s highest state foreclosure rate: one in every 392 housing units with a foreclosure filing.

Among metro areas with a population of 200,000 or more, those with the highest foreclosure rates were the Florida cities of Jacksonville, Miami, Port St. Lucie and Palm Bay, along with Rockford, Ill.

“While some of the decrease in November can be attributed to seasonality, the depth and breadth of the decrease provides strong evidence that we are entering the ninth inning of this foreclosure crisis with the outcome all but guaranteed,” says Daren Blomquist, vice president at RealtyTrac.

ACROSS THE NATION – Biggest drop in 3 years

The 15 percent monthly decrease in November was the biggest month-over-month decrease since November 2010 when U.S. foreclosure activity plummeted 21 percent in one month following the revelation of the so-called robo-signing scandal in October 2010.

 While the drop reflects all homes somewhere within the foreclosure process, a decline in the number of homes receiving their first foreclosure notice reflects a stronger improvement. A total of 52,826 U.S. properties started the foreclosure process for the first time in November, down 10 percent from the previous month and 32 percent from a year ago, hitting its lowest level since December 2005.

“While foreclosures will likely continue to stage a weak rally in certain markets next year … it is highly unlikely that there will be a foreclosure comeback that poses any major threat to the solid housing recovery that has now taken hold,” concludes Blomquist.

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Brevard County Real Estate Foreclosures Remain High

APRIL 29, 2013 by ge.admin

Brevard Real Estate Foreclosure


In the first quarter of 2013, nationwide foreclosure rates continue to drop.  Florida however, announced a 7% increase from the previous quarter and was up 17 percent from the first quarter of 2012.  Florida has the highest foreclosure rate at three times the national average.  Among U.S. cities and regions, seven of ten areas with the highest foreclosure rates were in Florida, with Brevard County at the number eight position according to RealtyTrac.


  1. Miami, FL – 1 out of 79 housing units
  2. Orlando, FL – 1 out of 86 housing units
  3. Ocala, FL – 1 out of 92 housing units
  4. Las Vegas, NV  – 1 out of 99 housing units
  5. Tampa, FL – 1 out of 100 housing units
  6. Rockford, IL – 1 out of 102 housing units
  7. Jacksonville, FL – 1 out of 105 housing units
  8. Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL – 1 out of 109 housing units
  9. Chicago, IL – 1 out of 116 housing units
  10. Lakeland, FL – 1 out of 128 housing units

This trend has been holding strong for the past three months. Statewide layoffs have certainly taken a toll on the market, though it has begun to turn around for the better. So what does this mean for those interested in Florida real estate?  Many investment properties are on the market, giving investors and snowbirds a great opportunity to expand their horizons. These numbers are also promising for those looking to move to Brevard County.

Shoppers who are willing to look at foreclosed homes understand that they have the potential to purchase property at deep discounts. With such great tools as Ellingson Properties’ Brevard MLS foreclosure tool, finding foreclosed properties is easier than ever. As foreclosure rates stay high in Brevard County, now is a great time to buy.

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