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Despite signs of broader economic recovery, number of foreclosure filings hit a record high in the third quarter - a sign the plague is still spreading.
Despite concerted government-led and lender-supported efforts to prevent foreclosures, the number of filings hit a record high in the third quarter, according to a report issued Thursday.
"They were the worst three months of all time," said Rick Sharga, spokesman for RealtyTrac, an online marketer of foreclosed homes.
During that time, 937,840 homes received a foreclosure letter -- whether a default notice, auction notice or bank repossession, the RealtyTrac report said. That means one in every 136 U.S. homes were in foreclosure, which is a 5% increase from the second quarter and a 23% jump over the third quarter of 2008.
Originally posted by DaddyBare
reply to post by liveandletlive
I know your attempting to incite... but I'll not go there... Rather I suggest you do a little research into Hyman Minsky's Deleveraging Economic model...
Originally posted by liveandletlive
But dont worry, the government cannot be held accountable like madoff!