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Foreclosure Filings Up 87 Percent From June '06

From RealtyTrac:

"Foreclosure Filings Still Up 87 Percent From June 2006
A total of 164,644 foreclosure filings - default notices, auction sale notices and bank repossessions - were reported in June, down 7 percent from the previous month but still up 87 percent from June 2006. The national foreclosure rate for June was one foreclosure filing for every 704 U.S. households. "Foreclosure activity subsided somewhat in June after hitting a 30-month high in May," said James J. Saccacio, chief executive officer of RealtyTrac. "And the drop in activity was fairly broad, with 33 states reporting month-over-month decreases. Still, the foreclosure rates in most states remained substantially above last year's levels.