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Foreclosure filings increase across South Florida

The tri-county area saw filings grow 17.1 percent in August

September 11, 2014 01:30PM

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Foreclosure filings jumped month-over-month across South Florida in August, according to RealtyTrac.

The tri-county area saw 6,854 foreclosure filings in August, up 17.1 percent from July, the South Florida Business Journal reported.

The largest increase was in Broward County, where foreclosures accounted for 54 percent of mortgages, or 2,343 total filings.

Miami-Dade County had a 16 percent increase to 2,838, but foreclosure filings declined 11.3 percent in Palm Beach County to 1,673. [South Florida Business Journal]Christopher Cameron

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