According to the latest CoreLogic National Foreclosure Report, “approximately 660,000 homes in the US were in some state of foreclosure as of May 2014.” This figure is down 37% from the 1 million homes in May of 2013. May marked the 31st consecutive month in which there were year-over-year declines.
The foreclosure process in the twenty-two judicial states can take, on average, anywhere from 180 to 400 days according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. The lack of initial court intervention in non-judicial states, often means that the process of foreclosure takes significantly less time.
Therefore, judicial states as a whole, have taken longer to catch up on the rest of the country in liquidating foreclosure inventory.
All five states with the highest foreclosure inventory as a percentage of mortgaged homes are judicial states.
On the list of the five lowest inventory states, only North Dakota uses a judicial process.
Even though some states have not recovered completely from the foreclosure crisis, the nation as a whole is on the right track as inventory decreases.
Article Courtesy of KCM Blog