20 Cities Where Foreclosure Home Sales Should Rise in 2013

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foreclosure home sale signThough one of the biggest sighs of relief for the housing market last year was a decrease in foreclosure activity across the country, not every city followed the trend. As online foreclosure marketplace RealtyTrac noted, some metros actually experienced an uptick in foreclosure starts and foreclosure completions for the year. And that means one thing: Those cities can expect an influx of foreclosure home sales in 2013.

If you're looking for a bargain on a home, then the cities below are where you'll want to be this year, as foreclosures are often sold at deep discounts. Of course, that's great news for buyers but not necessarily for homeowners whose home values are bound to be affected. Housing markets in Florida and North Carolina make up a good chunk of the list below, but some other areas may surprise you. Click through the gallery below to see 20 cities where foreclosure home sales should rise this year.

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20 Cities Where Foreclosure Home Sales Should Rise in 2013

Annual Percent Change in Foreclosure Activity: 110%

Foreclosure Starts, January-November 2012: 5,575

Foreclosure Completions, January-November 2012: 2,370

Source: RealtyTrac

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Annual Percent Change in Foreclosure Activity: 71%

Foreclosure Starts, January-November 2012: 5,085

Foreclosure Completions, January-November 2012: 2,363

Source: RealtyTrac

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Annual Percent Change in Foreclosure Activity: 62%

Foreclosure Starts, January-November 2012: 1,648

Foreclosure Completions, January-November 2012: 1,618

Source: RealtyTrac

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Annual Percent Change in Foreclosure Activity: 41%

Foreclosure Starts, January-November 2012: 22,594

Foreclosure Completions, January-November 2012: 11,195

Source: RealtyTrac

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Annual Percent Change in Foreclosure Activity: 40%

Foreclosure Starts, January-November 2012: 1,303

Foreclosure Completions, January-November 2012: 723

Source: RealtyTrac

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Annual Percent Change in Foreclosure Activity: 38%

Foreclosure Starts, January-November 2012: 2,516

Foreclosure Completions, January-November 2012: 776

Source: RealtyTrac

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Annual Percent Change in Foreclosure Activity: 38%

Foreclosure Starts, January-November 2012: 953

Foreclosure Completions, January-November 2012: 1,080

Source: RealtyTrac

Photo: Wikimedia Commons