2.8 Million Properties with Filings in 2009

Over 3.9 million foreclosure filings, including default notices, scheduled foreclosure auctions and bank repossession were reported on 2.8 million properties in 2009, up 21% from 2008 and 120% from 2007, according to the latest data from RealtyTrac.

“As bad as the 2009 numbers are, they probably would have been worse if not for legislative and industry-related delays in processing delinquent loans,” said James Saccacio, chief executive officer of RealtyTrac.