NYC pre-foreclosures reach a 2-year peak in Q3 2012 while first-time foreclosures still fluctuate

October 09, 2012 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News, a New York based property search and foreclosure listings website released its quarterly report covering first-time residential New York City foreclosures for Q3 2012.

Key Findings

  • In Q3 2012 there were 228 first time foreclosures in New York City. This represents a 9% decrease compared to Q2 2012 (251), but a 10% increase compared to Q3 2011 (207).
  • In the third quarter of 2012, NYC lis pendens continued to rise. The current number (3,410) is up 10% over Q2 2012 and is the highest value registered in the past two years.

  • "Although the number of first-time scheduled foreclosure auctions hasn't gone up, it doesn't mean that the tension is gone," said Andrew McElhone, the Industry Principal at PropertyShark. "The foreclosure moratorium as well as the mortgage settlement, signed in February, have been artificially keeping the number of auctions down."

  • Manhattan foreclosures (49) accounted for 21% of NYC's total new foreclosure activity in Q3 2012. The number was up 20% over Q3 2011 and up 29% over Q2 2012.
  • Queens foreclosures registered the lowest value in the past two years in Q3 2012. The 77 first-time foreclosure auctions were down 27% from Q2 2012 and down 6%from Q3 2011.

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