Foreclosure Cleaning Business — Foreclosures Predicted to Increase in 2013

Foreclosures Predicted to Increase in 2013

According to an article in DSNews, a noted real estate and REO industry source, foreclosures are expected to rise this year. Experts expect the industry to experience a continual increase in specifically judicial foreclosure states, especially early 2013. Its predicted states with non-judicial legislation will see more foreclosure activity near the end of the year. (Judicial foreclosures are handled through the courts; non-judicial foreclosures can happen without court intervention.)

Lenders Taking Longer to Foreclose

As foreclosures rise, foreclosure timelines are also expected to lengthen. Right now, the nationwide “average” for the number of days it takes for a property to go through the foreclosure process is 414, according to 4th Quarter data from RealtyTrac. In fact, this is the longest national average recorded by RealtyTrac since back in 2007, when they first started measuring foreclosure timeline data.

New York Takes Longest to Foreclose

Currently The Big Apple takes the longest to foreclose on a property. It takes an estimated 1,089 days in New York for a bank to foreclose. New Jersey follows by taking an average 987 days to foreclose.  Florida ranks 3rd, taking approximately 853 days.

Texas Has Shortest REO Timeline

Texas has the shortest timeline, taking only 113 days to foreclose, but even The Lone Star State’s timeline saw an increase by 17% the last quarter of 2012.

Increase in Mortgage Field Services Activity

More foreclosure activity means more activity for companies that strategically service the REO industry, like smaller foreclosure cleaning vendors, junk hauling companies, handyman services, locksmiths, lawn maintenance businesses, and the like.

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Continued success with your businesses in 2013!

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Cassandra Black is a Foreclosure Cleanup Business  Consultant, the Author of How to Start a Foreclosure Cleanup Business, and several foreclosure cleanup industry and field asset services Guides, Reports and Forms available via Stone Cottage Books and Amazon. She is also CEO of Foreclosure Cleanup, LLC and a Real Estate Investor and Landlord. Follow Cassandra and Foreclosure Cleanup, LLC on Twitter. Check back often for more How to Start a Foreclosure Cleanup Business: FREE Articles & Advice posts.


About Foreclosure Cleanup, LLC

Welcome to Foreclosure Cleanup, LLC, and thank you for visiting us online. Our company provides outsourcing, industry tools, and consulting to foreclosure cleanup and real estate industry contractors.

Foreclosure cleaning businesses and real estate contracting companies specialize in clearing out and cleaning up homes that have been foreclosed upon. These companies consist of trash out businesses, lawn maintenance companies, locksmiths, repair and handyman businesses, painters, plumbers, electricians, pressure washing and gutter cleaning companies, carpet installers, inspectors, cleaning companies, haulers, and the like.

Our company educates new businesses about specifically the contracting industry as it relates to foreclosure cleanup. We provide the foreclosure cleanup and real estate contracting tools needed to get our REO-riddled industry back on its feet through foreclosure cleanup and real estate contracting services.

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