Thursday, April 16, 2009, 9:48am EDT
According to data from RealtyTrac Inc., the state had 5,988 foreclosures in the latest quarter, with one in every 689 homeowners receiving a default notice, auction-sale notice or bank-repossession filing. North Carolina ranked 36th in the nation for foreclosure filings in the latest quarter. Nevada, Arizona and California posted the top foreclosure rates. Foreclosure filings in North Carolina fell 40 percent in March from the same period last year. Filings were down 3 percent last month from February.
Across the country, foreclosure filings rose 24 percent in the first quarter from a year ago. There were 803,489 foreclosure filings, which affected one in every 159 U.S. households. Filings rose 46 percent in March from a year ago and 17 percent from February. Irvine, Calif.-based RealtyTrac tracks default notices, auction-sale notices and bank repossessions.
Its figures exceed those compiled by the N.C. Commissioner of Banks. The company counts every foreclosure filing, including multiple filings for a single household, while the commissioner counts each household only once, regardless of the number of filings it receives.
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