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Foreclosure Activity to Rise in Some States in 2013: RealtyTrac

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""We expect to see continued increases in judicial foreclosure states near the beginning of the year as lenders finish catching up with the backlogs in those states, and another set of increases in some non-judicial states near the end of the year as lenders adjust to the new laws and process some deferred foreclosures in those states," said Blomquist in a statement.

"The influx of foreclosure activity in 2012 in many local markets should translate into more foreclosure inventory available for sale in 2013 in those markets," Blomquist added. "That is good news for buyers and investors, but could result in some short-term weakness in home prices as the often-discounted foreclosure sales weigh down overall home values."

Florida had the biggest share of foreclosure inventory at 305766 properties. Fannie Mae (FNMA) , Freddie Mac (FMCC) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development held 26% of all foreclosed homes, followed by Bank of America (BAC) at 8%, Wells Fargo (WFC) , US Bancorp (USB) and JPMorgan Chase (JPM) at 4%.

--Written by Shanthi Bharatwaj in New York

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