Mesa County foreclosure rate 12th highest in state

A little fewer than half a percent of all occupied homes in Mesa County sold at foreclosure auction in the first three months of 2010, giving the county the 12th highest foreclosure rate among Colorado’s 64 counties.

The first quarter foreclosure rate in Mesa County is higher than the state rate of 0.35 percent, Montrose County’s rate of 0.33 percent, Garfield County’s rate of 0.32 percent, and nearly double the 0.27 percent rate in Delta County.

Sales at auction of foreclosed Mesa County homes jumped from 44 in the first quarter of 2009 to 258 in the first quarter of 2010. Foreclosure filings more than doubled in the same time frame, with 397 filings in the first quarter of 2010, compared to 175 in the first quarter of 2009.

Read more in Friday’s Daily Sentinel.



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