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Florida continues to lead the way in number of foreclosures

Anyone who owns a home knows the thrill of being able to have a place to call his or her own. Although no one ever really expects to lose his or her home, unforeseen financial troubles can occur and sometimes people are no longer able to make their mortgage payments. When that happens to someone in the Tampa area, or elsewhere, he or she needs to understand all of the implications.

According to the latest report from RealtyTrac, Florida continues to lead the country in foreclosures. During the first half of 2014, RealtyTrac reports that Florida led the way with one in every 74 homes filing for foreclosure during the first six months of the year. The five metro areas in the state with the top foreclosure rates were Miami, Orlando, Port St. Lucie, the Space Coast and Tampa.

According to the latest report, Florida had more than 121,000 properties carrying a foreclosure filing from January through June of this year. That is more than any other state. On the plus side, compared to the same period from 2013, the number had gone down by 22 percent. As for the highest single metro area foreclosure rate in the nation, Miami led the way with one in every 61 homes having a foreclosure filing during the first six months of 2014.

Foreclosure is a tough thing to go through and it can be a tough decision to make as well. No one wants to lose his or her home. If you are having difficulty paying your mortgage and you have considered foreclosure, then now is probably a good time for you to speak with an experienced foreclosure attorney.

Source: Fox News, “Florida leads nation in foreclosures thus far in 2014," July 21, 2014.

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