Foreclosure activity continues to fall in 2012

Foreclosure activity has continued to decrease on a year-over-year basis in Alabama in 2012. According to a RealtyTrac report, January’s foreclosure activity was lower than it was a year before.

Last month, 1,489 foreclosure filings were filed throughout the state. This was 9.3 percent lower compared to foreclosure filings filed in January 2011. However, foreclosure filings filed in January 2012 were 33 percent higher than the number filed in December 2011.

A foreclosure was filed for approximately one in every 1,459 homes in Alabama last month. The average foreclosure rate in the U.S. is currently around one in every 624 residences. Alabama ranked as the 38th state with the highest foreclosure rate as of last month.

If you or someone you know is facing foreclosure, contact the Birmingham foreclosure defense lawyers of Greenway Bankruptcy Law, LLC at (205) 324-4000 to learn more about how we can help you.

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Paula Greenway is a native of Birmingham and has focused her practice on consumer bankruptcy since 1996. She is licensed to practice law in all jurisdictions throughout the State of Alabama. Paula has handled over 5,000 bankruptcy cases ranging in complexity throughout her career and prides herself on being able to come up with creative solutions to her clients’ financial issues.