Monday, January 11, 2010

MEDIA RELEASE: NC Foreclosure Filings Continue Record Climb in 2009 - Stronger State and Federal Response Needed | NC Justice Center

MEDIA RELEASE: NC Foreclosure Filings Continue Record Climb in 2009; Stronger State and Federal Response Needed | NC Justice Center: "RALEIGH (January 5, 2010) -- Experts at the North Carolina Justice Center are calling for a stronger state and federal response to the continued increase in foreclosures. According to records maintained by the North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC), foreclosures filings in North Carolina continued to climb rapidly to a new annual high in 2009 of 63,341, an increase of nearly 10,000 over the high in 2008 of 53,960. Sixty-seven of the state's 100 counties reported an increase in filings. The highest number reported was in Mecklenburg County with 12,774, up from 8,384 in 2008. Wake, Durham, and New Hanover counties saw increases, while the number of filings in Guilford County decreased."

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