Here is a list of the top 20 U.S. metropolitan areas with the highest foreclosure rates from July through September. The ratio shows, for example, that one out of every 25 households in Las Vegas-Paradise, Nev., received a foreclosure notice during this period.

 

 

Rate rank / Ratio of foreclosures to households in state / Total properties with filings

1 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nev. 1:25 32,288

2 Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Fla. 1:35 10,352

3 Modesto, Calif. 1:36 4,825

4 Stockton, Calif. 1:39 5,925

5 Merced, Calif. 1:40 2,072

6 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, Calif. 1:41 35,863

7 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Fla. 1:41 58,624

8 Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, Ariz. 1:44 39,199

9 Bakersfield, Calif. 1:44 6,135

10 Vallejo-Fairfield, Calif. 1:45 3,364

11 Orlando-Kissimmee, Fla. 1:47 19,171

12 Reno-Sparks, Nev. 1:50 3,637

13 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, Calif. 1:50 17,108

14 Boise City-Nampa, Idaho 1:52 4,624

15 Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, Fla. 1:53 4,708

16 Fresno, Calif. 1:58 5,314

17 Visalia-Porterville, Calif. 1:60 2,313

18 Naples-Marco Island, Fla. 1:60 3,237

19 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Fla. 1:61 4,381

20 Lakeland, Fla. 1:61 4,568

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SOURCE: RealtyTrac