20799059-mmmainN.J. continues to lead in foreclosures as country rebounds


This is a nj.com article.

New Jersey continues to lead the country in foreclosures despite a national trend showing many states recovering to pre-recession numbers.

Nationwide, properties starting the foreclosure process during the first half of 2016 were down 17 percent from the same time last year, the lowest figures recorded since 2006, according to data recently released by RealtyTrac.

One in 249 housing units currently have a foreclosure filings in the United States, or 533,813 properties. The homes in foreclosure account for .4 percent of all housing units across the country.

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