There is a lot of media attention on foreclosures these days. It seems everywhere you turn the radio, TV and newspapers have increasingly more negative news.
Although there are many markets offering great real estate investment opportunities, it is true that there is a significant increase in foreclosures, and nationally the housing market has slowed down significantly.
February foreclosure activity was down 4 percent from the previous month but still up 57 percent from February 2007 according to the latest RealtyTrac U.S. Foreclosure Market Report. That equated to 1 out of every 557 households having a foreclosure filing of any sort. Nevada, California, and Florida posted the top state foreclosure rates, with California and Florida metro areas accounted for nine of the top 10 metro foreclosure rates in February.
I've put together a short list of links if you are interested in more information on the current state of foreclosures: