14 Cities With the Most Foreclosures Right Now

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By Mamta Badkar

One in every 859 U.S. homes is receiving a foreclosure filing, according to RealtyTrac's latest foreclosure report. Foreclosure filings were reported on 152,500 U.S. properties. This was down 1 percent month-over-month.

Certain housing markets have recovered well and economists are getting increasingly bullish about the national housing recovery. But housing is a local story, and many continue to suffer from an extremely high foreclosure rate.

"Although the overall national foreclosure trend continues to head lower, late-blooming foreclosures are bolting higher in some local markets where aggressive foreclosure prevention efforts in previous years are wearing off," said Daren Blomquist, vice president at RealtyTrac, in a press release. 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. 1 in every X homes received a foreclosure filing. We picked the 14 metros with the highest foreclosure rate from all the metros measured by RealtyTrac.

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14 Cities With the Most Foreclosures Right Now

1 in every 417 homes received a foreclosure filing in March 2013
Properties with foreclosure filings: 748
Change from February 2013: -7.54 percent
Change from March 2012: +19.87 percent

Find foreclosures for sale in Akron, Ohio, or search foreclosure listings in your area.

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1 in every 416 homes received a foreclosure filing in March 2013
Properties with foreclosure filings: 924
Change from February 2013: +0.11 percent
Change from March 2012: +106.71 percent

Find foreclosures for sale in Dayton, Ohio, or search foreclosure listings in your area.

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1 in every 411 homes received a foreclosure filing in March 2013
Properties with foreclosure filings: 260
Change from February 2013: +124.14 percent
Change from March 2012: +584.21 percent

Find foreclosures for sale in Olympia, Wash., or search foreclosure listings in your area.

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1 in every 395 homes received a foreclosure filing in March 2013
Properties with foreclosure filings: 541
Change from February 2013: +11.55 percent
Change from March 2012: +23.52 percent

Find foreclosures for sale in Port St. Lucie, Fla., or search foreclosure listings in your area.

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1 in every 351 homes received a foreclosure filing in March 2013
Properties with foreclosure filings: 766
Change from February 2013: -25.99 percent
Change from March 2012: -2.30 percent

Find foreclosures for sale in Palm Bay, Fla., or search foreclosure listings in your area.

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1 in every 342 homes received a foreclosure filing in March 2013
Properties with foreclosure filings: 11,070
Change from February 2013: -3.27 percent
Change from March 2012: -13.64 percent

Find foreclosures for sale in Chicago, or search foreclosure listings in your area.

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1 in every 321 homes received a foreclosure filing in March 2013
Properties with foreclosure filings: 508
Change from February 2013: -24.29 percent
Change from March 2012: +15.98 percent

Find foreclosures for sale in Ocala, Fla., or search foreclosure listings in your area.

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1 in every 319 homes received a foreclosure filing in March 2013
Properties with foreclosure filings: 2,476
Change from February 2013: +52.37 percent
Change from March 2012: +62.25 percent

Find foreclosures for sale in Columbus, Ohio, or search foreclosure listings in your area.

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1 in every 313 homes received a foreclosure filing in March 2013
Properties with foreclosure filings: 4,300
Change from February 2013: -19.11 percent
Change from March 2012: 18.33 percent

Find foreclosures for sale in Tampa, Fla., or search listings in your area.

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1 in every 309 homes received a foreclosure filing in March 2013
Properties with foreclosure filings: 1,923
Change from February 2013: -2.44 percent
Change from March 2012: +3.78 percent

Find foreclosures for sale in Jacksonville, Fla., or search foreclosure listings in your area.

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1 in every 299 homes received a foreclosure filing in March 2013
Properties with foreclosure filings: 487
Change from February 2013: -2.60 percent
Change from March 2012: -14.41 percent

Find foreclosures for sale in Rockford, Ill., or search foreclosure listings in your area.

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1 in every 291 homes received a foreclosure filing in March 2013
Properties with foreclosure filings: 3,200
Change from February 2013: -22.78 percent
Change from March 2012: +6.77 percent

Find foreclosures for sale in Orlando, Fla., or search foreclosure listings in your area.

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1 in every 264 homes received a foreclosure filing in March 2013
Properties with foreclosure filings: 3,143
Change from February 2013: +7.05 percent
Change from March 2012: -4.79 percent

Find foreclosures for sale in Las Vegas, or search foreclosure listings in your area.

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1 in every 222 homes received a foreclosure filing in March 2013
Properties with foreclosure filings: 11,078
Change from February 2013: -1.41 percent
Change from March 2012: +11.40 percent

Find foreclosures for sale in Miami, or search foreclosure listings in your area.

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