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Increase in foreclosures bucks nationwide trend

Increase in foreclosures bucks nationwide trend

While foreclosure activity fell across most of the country in the past year, most of the Capital Reg

While foreclosure activity fell across most of the country in the past year, most of the Capital Region saw an increase in activity, according to the latest figures from RealtyTrac, a California firm that tracks foreclosure activity nationwide.

Foreclosure filings across the U.S. — including default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions — fell 9 percent from August to September and 19 percent from one year ago to the lowest level since July 2006.

In the Capital Region, month-over-month trends vary by county. For the most part, though, foreclosure filings were up across most of the region from one year ago.

• Albany County reported 69 foreclosure filings in September, up about 13 percent from August and 38 percent from one year earlier.

• Fulton County reported two foreclosure filings in September, the same as August but down 80 percent from one year earlier.

• Montgomery County reported 24 foreclosure filings last month, up about 167 percent from August and 380 percent from one year earlier.

• Saratoga County reported 61 foreclosure filings last month, up about 33 percent from August and about 11 percent from one year earlier.

• Schenectady County reported six foreclosure filings in September, down 50 percent from August but up 20 percent from one year earlier.

• Schoharie County reported five foreclosure filings in September, down about 17 percent from August but up 25 percent from one year earlier.

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