Seattle foreclosure rates fall while nation’s rise

Seattle foreclosure rates fall while nation’s rise

Foreclosure filings rose from July to August nationwide, while falling in the Seattle area and Washington state, according to a new report.

Filings were up 7.2 percent nationally, but down 24 percent in King County and 12.6 percent in Washington, the foreclosure data firm RealtyTrac reported. Comparing August to August 2010, filings fell 32.7 percent nationwide, 51.4 percent in the county and 53.4 percent statewide.

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