The Real Deal Miami

Florida still holds foreclosure fame

July 16, 2009 12:12PM

The state has the third-highest foreclosure filing rate in the country, behind Nevada and Arizona, according to data compiled by RealtyTrac. That means one in every 33 housing units has gotten a foreclosure notice in the first half of 2009. Florida had 268,064 foreclosure filings, and ranked second nationally for total foreclosures, rising 42 percent from last year. Broward County ranked fourth in filings, with 36,654 filings, or one in every 22 homes. Miami-Dade had the seventh spot, with 34,442 foreclosure filings, or one in every 28 homes. Palm Beach was on the low end of the scale, at No. 45, with 14,303 filings, or one in every 45 homes. Nationwide, the filing rate rose 15 percent from the first half of 2008. [SFBJ] and [Miami Herald]