Banks seized a rising number of homes from delinquent Nevada borrowers last month, keeping the state’s foreclosure rate one of the worst in the country.
One in every 533 housing units statewide received a foreclosure-related filing in January, up 28 percent from December but down 35 percent from January 2013, according to a new report from Irvine, Calif.-based RealtyTrac.
Filings include default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions.
Nevada had the second-highest foreclosure rate in the country last month, behind Florida. Nationally, one in every 1,058 homes received a foreclosure filing in January.
Nevada had the No. 2 foreclosure rate for all of 2013, also behind Florida.
The Silver State had 1,369 scheduled auctions in January, a 23-month high, and 543 repossessions, a 21 percent jump from December, according to RealtyTrac.
Still, lenders didn’t seize as many homes as in the beginning of last year, with repossessions down 28 percent from January 2013.