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Southeastern Wisconsin Foreclosure Filings Fall to Six-Year Low

Waukesha County is one of seven counties that saw foreclosure filings decrease from January 2012.

The number of foreclosures filings in Southeastern Wisconsin fell to the lowest level in six years, reported the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

The newspaper reported that there were 720 mortgage foreclosures filings in Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Walworth, Washington and Waukesha counties in January.

Economists tell the paper that this demonstrates a recovering housing market and economy.

In Waukesha County, foreclosures filings decreased from January 2012 to 86 from 123, or 30.1%.

Other counties drops:

  • Kenosha: 13.3%
  • Ozaukee: 31.6%
  • Racine: 18.6%
  • Walworth: 19.7%
  • Washington: 41.7%
  • Milwaukee:¬†34.5%

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Lynn Vander Meer May 02, 2013 at 05:21 PM
It's still terribly high and still terribly sad. These are people's lives, not just "bad investments".

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