Foreclosure filings in Lee County rose in January

New foreclosure filings rose in Lee County in January.

The county had 653 new foreclosure filings last month, up from 554 a year ago and 340 a year ago, according to the Lee County Clerk's Office.

Of the total filings last month, 19 were for commercial properties.

There were 368 filings for residential properties with a homestead exemption, an exemption for primary homes.

Meanwhile, there were 532 foreclosure cases cleared by the court in January.

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