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Mecklenburg County foreclosure filings rise 6 percent

Mecklenburg County foreclosure filings rose 6.2 percent in November from the same month last year, Irvine, Calif.-based RealtyTrac said Thursday.

The county had 953 foreclosure filings in November, accounting for one in every 423 homes, up from 897 in November 2009 but down 15 percent from October 2010.

Mecklenburg County reported 25 default notices, 524 foreclosure auctions and 404 bank repossessions in November, compared with 77 default notices, 546 foreclosure auctions and 274 bank repossessions in November 2009.

In November, North Carolina was ranked 31st in the U.S. for foreclosure filings. The state had 4,083 properties with foreclosure filings, for one in every 1,029 housing units.

Meanwhile, South Carolina was ranked 12th.

Nationwide, foreclosure filings were reported on 262,339 properties in November, a 21 percent decrease from the previous month and a 14 percent decrease from November 2009. One in every 492 U.S. housing units received a foreclosure filing during the month.

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