The Real Deal Miami

Miami-Dade foreclosures nearly double last year’s figures

October 15, 2009 12:29PM

Miami-Dade County foreclosures in September nearly doubled from a year ago, and Florida became the fourth-worst state for foreclosures in the nation, behind Nevada, Arizona and California, according to RealtyTrac. South Florida’s biggest county saw a 94 percent increase in foreclosures from a year ago, with 5,721 suits launched. Broward County saw a 2 percent increase, with 3,493 homes entering foreclosure. Palm Beach County saw a 20 percent increase from a year ago. Statewide foreclosures rose 15 percent compared to a year ago, with a total of 55,036 homes in some stage of foreclosure. [Miami Herald] and [SFBJ]