10 States With the Highest Foreclosure Rates

For the 56th straight month, Nevada continued to have the highest foreclosure rate in the country, where one in every 118 homes received a foreclosure filing during August, according to the latest figures from RealtyTrac.

Nationally, 1 in every 570 households received a foreclosure filing in August.

Meanwhile, five states accounted for 53 percent of the foreclosure activity in August, led by California. In California, 59,383 properties received foreclosure filings last month. The state saw a 55 percent month-over-month increase in default notices.

The following are the states that posted the highest foreclosure rates in August, according to RealtyTrac’s latest report:

1. Nevada 

One in every 118 households received a foreclosure filing during August.

Total foreclosure filings in August: 9,677

2. California

One in every 226 households

Total foreclosure filings in August: 59,383

3. Arizona

One in every 248 households

Total foreclosure filings in August: 23,569

4. Georgia

1 in every 346 households

Total foreclosure filings in August: 11,743

5. Idaho

1 in every 348 households

Total foreclosure filings in August: 1,860

6. Michigan

1 in every 349 households

Total foreclosure filings in August: 13,016

7. Florida 

1 in every 376 households

Total foreclosure filings in August: 23,569

8. Illinois

1 in every 424 households

Total foreclosure filings in August: 12,493

9. Colorado

1 in every 439 households

Total foreclosure filings in August: 4,933

10. Utah

1 in every 450 households

Total foreclosure filings in August: 2,119

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