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Foreclosure filings in the U.S.—default notices, auction sale notices, and bank repossessions—were up 18% in January 2009 over a year earlier, the 37th consecutive month with a year-over-year increase, online site RealtyTrac reported on Feb. 12.
For the month, 274,399 properties entered foreclosure, a 10% decline from December. Nevada, California, and Arizona posted the highest foreclosure rates.
Here are some resources, from BusinessWeek, government agencies, and other sources, about foreclosure: