Utah foreclosure rate 11th highest in third quarter
Published: October 10, 2013 09:06AM
Updated: October 11, 2013 09:39AM
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Al Hartmann | The Salt Lake Tribune Amanda Mendenhall, a real estate agent for Re/Max Associates who handles distressed properties, cautiously approaches the door a short-sale house in West Valley.

Utah had the 11th highest rate of home foreclosure activity in the nation in the third quarter of this year.

RealtyTrac, a company that compiles real estate data, said Utah’s foreclosure activity increased 29.2 percent in the third quarter that ended Sept. 30 over the same period last year.

The state had 1 in every 285 housing units in some state of foreclosure, RealtyTrac said Tuesday.

Florida showed the highest rate of foreclosure activity in the nation in the third quarter, 1 in every 126 units. Nevada was second with 1 in every 128 units.

For the month of September, Utah was ranked 10th in the nation, with 1 in every 839 units the object of a legal foreclosure notice or activity. That was an increase of 6.45 percent over September of 2012.