CA, FL and AZ Report Highest Filings

Foreclosure filings were reported on 76,761 California properties in January, the most of any state despite a 14% decrease from December, according to the latest data from RealtyTrac. The state’s foreclosure activity in January still increased 34% percent from January 2008.

Florida’s 40,770 properties receiving filings in January was the second highest total, and Arizona’s 14,674 properties receiving foreclosure filings was the third highest total.

Illinois, Nevada, Michigan, Ohio, Georgia, Texas and Virginia also reported foreclosure totals that were among the nation’s 10 highest.