Foreclosures up in Collier last month, about the same in Lee

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A view from Tryon Court Sept. 5, 2012, one can see foreclosed homes on Mercedes Court in Lehigh Acres. The community continues to remain heavily uninhibited after the big economic recession that occurred in 2007-08. Some houses were completed while others remain partially constructed.

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Corey Perrine/Staff A view from Tryon Court Sept. 5, 2012, one can see foreclosed homes on Mercedes Court in Lehigh Acres. The community continues to remain heavily uninhibited after the big economic recession that occurred in 2007-08. Some houses were completed while others remain partially constructed.

Naples-Marco Island saw a jump in its foreclosure activity in January.

There were 243 foreclosure-related filings, up nearly 70 percent from 143 in December, according to RealtyTrac in Irvine, Calif.

Year-over-year, however, the filings were down 5.45 percent last month. There were 257 in January of last year.

The RealtyTrac report tracks three types of filings: default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions.

In Cape Coral-Fort Myers, there were 1,098 foreclosure related filings last month, about the same as in December, when there were 1,093 of them. Meanwhile, filings were up about 16 percent year-over-year in January. There were 945.

Naples-Marco Island ranked 69th in the nation for its foreclosure activity in January. Cape Coral-Fort Myers came in 11th.

Nationally, Florida ranked No. 1 in foreclosure activity in January. It marked the first time since January 2007 that California wasn't ranked at the top, RealtyTrac officials said.

In the state, Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach ranked No. 2 in the nation in foreclosure activity in January.

One in every 300 Florida homes received some type of foreclosure filing in January — which was more than twice the national average.

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lapalabra writes:

Too funny.
Foreclosings still all over the map and build-a-thons going on all over the county. Realtors again in a feeding frenzy. The greed index climbing rapidly. A very fragile economy teetering on recession still, inflation creeping up, and a prez who wants to spend and spend. Your money may be best spent on stocking your pantry than a new house.

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