14 US Cities Where Foreclosures Are A Big Problem

Mamta Badkar

One in every 978 U.S. homes received a foreclosure filing in October, according to the latest foreclosure data from RealtyTrac.

Foreclosure filings were down 28% from a year ago, but up 2% from the previous month.

At the state level, Florida, Nevada, Maryland, Ohio and Illinois posted the highest foreclosure rates.

"The backlog of delayed judicial foreclosures  continues to make its way through the pipeline, with many of these properties  now being scheduled for the public auction after starting the foreclosure  process last year or earlier this year," said Daren Blomquist, vice president  at RealtyTrac.

We drew on RealtyTrac's report to highlight the 14 metros with the highest foreclosure rate.

Note: The metros are ranked by foreclosure rate, i.e., one in every X homes received a foreclosure filing.

Dayton, Ohio

One in every 423 homes received a foreclosure filing in October 2013

Properties with foreclosure filings:

910

Change from September 2013:

+51.67%

Change from October 2012:

-1.52%

Source: RealtyTrac

Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, Florida

One in every 413 homes received a foreclosure filing in October 2013

Properties with foreclosure filings:

486

Change from September 2013:

+24.94%

Change from October 2012:

+26.89%

Source: RealtyTrac

Ocala, Florida

One in every 400 homes received a foreclosure filing in October 2013

Properties with foreclosure filings:

408

Change from September 2013:

+5.70%

Change from October 2012:

-24.30%

Source: RealtyTrac

Columbus, Ohio

One in every 397 homes received a foreclosure filing in October 2013

Properties with foreclosure filings:

1,986

Change from September 2013:

+56.13%

Change from October 2012:

-11.18%

Source: RealtyTrac

Reno-Sparks, Nevada

One in every 397 homes received a foreclosure filing in October 2013

Properties with foreclosure filings:

467

Change from September 2013:

+99.57%

Change from October 2012:

+47.32%

Source: RealtyTrac

Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada

One in every 384 homes received a foreclosure filing in October 2013

Properties with foreclosure filings:

2,159

Change from September 2013:

-46.61%

Change from October 2012:

-23.11%

Source: RealtyTrac

Visalia-Porterville, California

One in every 381 homes received a foreclosure filing in October 2013

Properties with foreclosure filings:

369

Change from September 2013:

+536.21%

Change from October 2012:

-41.89%

Source: RealtyTrac

Orlando-Kissimmee, Florida

One in every 340 homes received a foreclosure filing in October 2013

Properties with foreclosure filings:

2,745

Change from September 2013:

+38.22%

Change from October 2012:

-21.21%

Source: RealtyTrac

Akron, Ohio

One in every 337 homes received a foreclosure filing in October 2013

Properties with foreclosure filings:

926

Change from September 2013:

+53.82%

Change from October 2012:

+47.22%

Source: RealtyTrac

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida

One in every 302 homes received a foreclosure filing in October 2013

Properties with foreclosure filings:

4,461

Change from September 2013:

+26.12%

Change from October 2012:

+0.88%

 Source: RealtyTrac

Jacksonville, Florida

One in every 272 homes received a foreclosure filing in October 2013

Properties with foreclosure filings:

2,187

Change from September 2013:

+16.21%

Change from October 2012:

+26.86%

Source: RealtyTrac

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida

One in every 264 homes received a foreclosure filing in October 2013

Properties with foreclosure filings:

9,310

Change from September 2013:

+16.27%

Change from October 2012:

+7.27%

Source: RealtyTrac

Port St. Lucie, Florida

One in every 264 homes received a foreclosure filing in October 2013

Properties with foreclosure filings:

811

Change from September 2013:

+17.03%

Change from October 2012:

-56.54%

Source: RealtyTrac

Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Florida

One in every 263 homes received a foreclosure filing in October 2013

Properties with foreclosure filings:

1,024

Change from September 2013:

0.00%

Change from October 2012:

+4.07%

Source: RealtyTrac

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