New York Properties Take Over Three Years to Foreclose Upon – NMP Skip to main content

New York Properties Take Over Three Years to Foreclose Upon

NationalMortgageProfessional.com
Oct 13, 2011

RealtyTrac has released its U.S. Foreclosure Market Report for the third quarter of 2011, which shows foreclosure filings—default notices, scheduled auctions and real estate-owned (REO) properties—were reported on 610,337 properties in the third quarter, an increase of less than one percent from the previous quarter and a decrease of 34 percent from the third quarter of 2010. The report shows one in every 213 U.S. housing units with a foreclosure filing during the quarter. Foreclosure filings were reported on 214,855 U.S. properties in September, a six percent decrease from August and a 38 percent decrease from September 2010. September marked the 12th straight month where foreclosure activity decreased on a year-over-year basis. “U.S. foreclosure activity has been mired down since October of last year, when the robo-signing controversy sparked a flurry of investigations into lender foreclosure procedures and paperwork,” said James Saccacio, CEO of RealtyTrac. “While foreclosure activity in September and the third quarter continued to register well below levels from a year ago, there is evidence that this temporary downward trend is about to change direction, with foreclosure activity slowly beginning to ramp back up. U.S. properties foreclosed in the third quarter took an average of 336 days to complete the foreclosure process, up from 318 days in the second quarter and the highest number of days going back to the first quarter of 2007. New York properties foreclosed in the third quarter took an average of 986 days to complete the foreclosure process, the longest of any state and a record high for the state. The second longest average foreclosure process was in New Jersey, at 974 days, and the third longest average foreclosure process was in Florida, at 749 days. Texas registered the shortest average foreclosure process of any state, at 86 days, down from 92 days in the second quarter but still up from 53 days in the third quarter of 2007. Kentucky properties foreclosed in the third quarter took an average of 94 days to complete the foreclosure process, the second shortest among the states, and Virginia properties foreclosed in the third quarter took an average of 102 days to complete the foreclosure process, the third shortest among the states. “Third quarter foreclosure activity increased marginally from the previous quarter, breaking a trend of three consecutive quarterly decreases that started in the fourth quarter of 2010,” Saccacio said. new default notices, indicating that lenders are cautiously throwing more wood into the foreclosure fireplace after spending months trying to clear the chimney of sloppily filed foreclosures.” The average time to sell foreclosures also hit a record high in the third quarter. Properties in the foreclosure process that sold during the third quarter (usually short sales) took an average of 318 days to sell after entering the foreclosure process, up from 245 days in the previous quarter. Bank-owned properties sold in the third quarter took an average of 193 days to sell after being repossessed by the bank, up from 178 days in the second quarter. Default notices were filed on 195,878 U.S. properties in the third quarter, up 14 percent from the previous quarter but down 27 percent from the third quarter of 2010. In September, default notices were filed on 70,710 U.S. properties, down 10 percent from a nine-month high in August and down 31 percent from September 2010. Some of the states with the biggest quarterly increases in default notices included Massachusetts, with a 65 percent quarter-over-quarter increase; New Jersey, with a 29 percent increase; Florida, with a 24 percent increase; Ohio, with a 21 percent increase; and California, also with a 21 percent increase. Foreclosure auctions were scheduled for the first time for 217,929 U.S. properties in the third quarter, down six percent from the previous quarter and down 41 percent from the third quarter of 2010. In September, foreclosure auctions were scheduled for the first time for 79,098 U.S. properties, down six percent from August and down 45 percent from September 2010. Lenders foreclosed on 196,530 U.S. properties during the third quarter, a four percent decrease from the previous quarter and a 32 percent decrease from the third quarter of 2010. In September, lenders foreclosed on 65,047 U.S. properties, an increase of less than one percent from August, but down 36 percent from September 2010, when REO activity hit a monthly peak of 102,134 bank repossessions. A handful of states posted significant quarterly increases in REO activity in the third quarter, bucking the national trend. Those states included Massachusetts, with a 62 percent quarter-over-quarter increase; Oregon, with a 47 percent increase; Georgia, with a 42 percent increase; and Illinois, with a 27 percent increase. Nevada posted the nation’s highest state foreclosure rate—one in every 44 housing units with a foreclosure filing in the third quarter. Overall Nevada foreclosure activity decreased from the previous quarter thanks to decreases in scheduled auctions and REOs, but default notices in Nevada increased 15 percent from the second quarter to the third quarter—boosted in part by a 16 percent month-over-month increase in defaults in September. California default activity also increased on a quarterly basis, and the state documented the nation’s second highest foreclosure rate—one in every 88 housing units with a foreclosure filing during the quarter. One in every 93 Arizona housing units had a foreclosure filing in the third quarter, the nation’s third highest state foreclosure rate. Arizona foreclosure activity dropped 25 percent from the previous quarter and was down nearly 40 percent from the third quarter of 2010. Other states with foreclosure rates ranking among the top 10 in the third quarter were Georgia, Florida, Utah, Michigan, Idaho, Illinois and Colorado. California’s 153,051 properties with foreclosure filings in the third quarter was the highest total of any state and accounted for one in every four properties with foreclosure filings nationwide during the quarter. Florida accounted for one in every nine properties with foreclosure filings nationwide during the third quarter, with a total of 67,886—the second highest of any state and an increase of 15 percent from the previous quarter. The quarterly increase was driven by a 24 percent increase in new default notices and a 14 percent increase in bank repossessions. Despite the quarterly increase, Florida foreclosure activity in the third quarter was still down 57 percent from the third quarter of 2010. A 21 percent quarterly increase in overall foreclosure activity—caused largely by a 42 percent increase in REOs—helped Georgia secure the nation’s third highest overall foreclosure activity total during the third quarter. There were a total of 33,637 Georgia properties with foreclosure filings during the quarter, still down 18 percent from the third quarter of 2010. Other states with foreclosure activity totals among the nation’s 10 highest were Illinois (32,297), Michigan (31,179), Arizona (29,701), Texas (27,860), Nevada (25,900), Ohio (24,166) and Colorado (12,918). Foreclosure filings initiating the foreclosure process (either defaults or scheduled auctions, depending on the state foreclosure process) increased on a quarterly basis in the third quarter in 21 of the 25 metro areas with the highest foreclosure rates among metropolitan areas with a population of 200,000 or more. The only top 20 metro areas where foreclosure starts decreased from the previous quarter were the Arizona cities of Phoenix and Prescott, along with Greeley, Colo., and Boise, Idaho. California cities accounted for 15 of the top 25 metro foreclosure rates, led by Vallejo-Fairfield at number two, with one in every 51 housing units with a foreclosure filing during the third quarter. Not far behind was Modesto at number four (one in 53 housing units), and Riverside-San Bernardino at fifth (one in 56 housing units). Nevada cities accounted for two of the top 25 metro foreclosure rates, led by Las Vegas at number one, with one in every 39 housing units with a foreclosure filing during the third quarter. Reno-Sparks, Nev., ranked ninth, with one in every 67 housing units with a foreclosure filing. Two Florida cities also posted foreclosure rates in the top 25: Cape Coral-Fort Myers at 15, with one in every 92 housing units with a foreclosure filing in the third quarter; and Miami at 23, with one in every 108 housing units with a foreclosure filing. The two remaining cities in the top 25 were Atlanta at 14 (one in every 89 housing units), and Detroit at 22nd (one in every 108 housing units).
Published
Oct 13, 2011
loanDepot And mellohome's 'Grand Slam' Experience Builds Momentum

After recently launching Grand Slam, a new buying experience, loadDepot and its sister company, mellohome, has seen more than 1,400 accepted customer offers.

Industry News
Dec 08, 2021
SoCal VA Homes Stresses Importance Of New VA Loan Limits

SoCal VA Homes, a company that works exclusively with active military and Veteran homebuyers, expressed how important the Federal Housing Finance Agency's new conforming loan limit is to the demographic.

Military Lending
Dec 08, 2021
OpenClose Launches Mobile Assist

OpenClose, a fintech provider of mortgage software solutions for banks, credit unions, and mortgage lenders launched its native mobile app platform, Mobile Assist.

Tech
Dec 07, 2021
Deephaven Heightens Foreign National DSCR Program

Deephaven is amping up its Foreign National DSCR Program as a response to the increase in the real estate investment market.

Non-QM
Dec 07, 2021
Revolution Mortgage Opens Second Mortgage Branch In Cincinnati

Columbus, OH-based Revolution Mortgage announced the opening of its second branch in Cincinnati and 14th branch in Ohio.

Industry News
Dec 06, 2021
Nations Lending Teams Up With NBA Legend Dennis Rodman On Integrated Brand Campaign

Nations Lending, a full-service national mortgage lender, announced the launch of its first integrated brand campaign starring NBA Champion and All-Star Dennis Rodman.

Sales and Marketing
Dec 06, 2021