New York, NY, August 11, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- PropertyShark.com, the premier real estate data site, today released its monthly report covering first-time residential foreclosures in New York City, Miami, Seattle and Los Angeles for July 2009.
Key Report Findings
· New scheduled foreclosure auctions in New York City (318) decreased 7% from July 2008 (341) and were down 8% from June 2009 (344).
o Queen’s (199) properties comprised 63% of the new foreclosures in New York City.
o There were only 4 new scheduled foreclosure auctions in Manhattan in July 2009, 43% less than in June 2009 and 71% less than in July 2008.
· Investors reluctant to buy New York City* foreclosures at auction: Out of the 250 newly scheduled foreclosures in Queens, Brooklyn, and Manhattan, 75 properties were auctioned while the rest were postponed. Of the 75 successfully auctioned properties only 9 (12%) were bought by investors (independent buyers), the other 66 being repossessed by the banks.
· In July 2009, new foreclosures in Miami (858) declined 22% from July 2008 (1,099), but increased 36% over June 2009 (633).
· There were 325 new trustee sales scheduled in Seattle for July 2009, up 63% from July 2008 (199) and 21% lower than June 2009 (410).
Los Angeles had 4,421 new trustee sales scheduled in July 2009, down 26% from July 2008 (5,985), and down 17% from June 2009 (5,327).
The full Four Regions July 09 Foreclosure Report can be downloaded at www.propertyshark.com/mason/BlogCenter/marketreports.html
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