Foreclosure rates around the country are down to their lowest levels since 2005. According to Attom Data Solutions, the national average for foreclosures in 2017 stood at 0.06%, In Attom’s count, there was a total of 676,525 foreclosures nationally, down -27% from 2016.

More good news…overall mortgage delinquency rates are down while overall mortgage debt increased to 3% from 2016 and up almost 10% compared to 2008.

Still, foreclosures remain a fact of life for many Americans. Here are the states with the highest rates of foreclosures in the country.

  1. New Jersey
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    1. 1 in 605 properties in 2018 are in foreclosure, according to Realty Trac
    2. Foreclosure rate of 1.61% – this 2017 rate is an 11 year high against an 11 year low repossession level
  2. Delaware
    1. Foreclosure rate of 1.13%
    2. +16% in 2017, according to Attom Data Solutions
  3. Maryland
    1. Foreclosure rate of 0.95% in Q4 2017
    2. 1 in every 1,069 homes in foreclosure in 3/2018, according to Realty Trac
  4. Illinois
    1. Foreclosure rate of 0/86%
    2. State is suffering from largest out-migration, +33,000 residents, in country
  5. Connecticut
    1. Foreclosure rate of 0.78%
    2. As of 3/18, 1 in every 1,468 homes in foreclosure, according to Realty Trac
    3. Situation improving – bank owned foreclosures fell -35.8% from 3/16 to 3/17 BUT from 3/17 to 3/18, bank owned foreclosures went up +6.3%
  1. Florida
    1. Foreclosure rate at 0.72%
    2. According to Attom, 24,215 foreclosure filed in 2017 compared to 43,772 filed in 2016
  1. South Carolina
    1. 1. 1 of every 1,120 homes in foreclosure in Q1 2018 with 59.1% of them in pre-foreclosure category, according to Realty Trac
    2. All categories – auction, pre-foreclosure, bank-owned foreclosure – increased +20% in Q1 2018
  2. Ohio
    1. 1 of every 1,289 in foreclosure in Q1 2018, according to Realty Trac
    2. This could be due to skyrocketing 1 month, bank-owned foreclosure rate of 77.3% from 2/18 – 3/18
    3. Bank-owned foreclosures fell -3.5% in 2017
  3. Nevada
    1. Las Vegas had 500 foreclosures a month in Q4 2017 whereas inQ3 2017, Vegas averaged only 32 foreclosures/month, according to Attom
    2. Home repossessions rose in Q1 2018
  4. New Mexico
    1. 1 of every 1,386 homes in foreclosure in 3/18, according to Realty Trac
    2. Pre-foreclosures increased +17.7% in 3/18, according to Realty Trac
    3. Bank-owned home repossessions increased +34.9%