High Year End Foreclosure Activity in Chicagoland Area. New Foreclosure Filings Dropped by 26.04% in 2011.

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According to numbers released by ILFLS.com, The Illinois Foreclosure Listing Service, in December, new foreclosure filings in Cook County have increased by 14.32% while in the rest of Chicago land, the numbers of new filings have dropped on average by 11%. The increase in the number of completed foreclosures was 13.23%. In 2011 there were 26.04% less default notices filed compared to 2010.

Cook County IL New Foreclosure Filings - December 2011

Cook County IL New Foreclosure Filings - December 2011

Chicago Foreclosure Market Activity booming at the year end

As expected, in the Great Chicagoland Area the foreclosure auction activity soared at the end of the calendar year. On the other hand, due to the holidays season the new filings in most counties were less compared to the numbers in November 2011.

According to numbers released by ILFLS.com, The Illinois Foreclosure Listing Service,
in December, the new foreclosure filings in Cook County have increased by 14.32% while in the rest of Chicago land the number of new filings have dropped on average by 11%. In DuPage County, new foreclosure filings also saw increase of 9.86%.

The number of properties sold at foreclosure auctions in December have increased to a total of 3,048, an increase of 13.14% compared to November of 2011 and with 81.00% compared to December 2010.
As noted by ILFLS one of the reason of this decline was due to the delayed paperwork from the banks and legal issues with some of the lenders.

The biggest drop in new filings in December was in Kendall County, 18.42% decline, followed by Will County with 14.42% decline.

In 2011 there were 69,471 new default notices in the Chicago 7 County area versus 87,558 in 2010, a 26.04% decline. In the suburban 6 county area, the drop in new foreclosure filings was 26.47%.

"We expect there to be a similar trend in 2012 with possible increase of 5-10% in the number of new filings. This is partly due to the fact that most of the cases dismissed in 2010 and 2011 due to robo-signing errors are being refiled again." -a spokesperson for ILFLS said.

  • The Illinois Foreclosure Listing Service (ILFLS) is a Chicago-based subscription service that provides up-to-date data on foreclosure filings and related activities throughout the Chicago area, including Cook, DuPage, Lake, Will, McHenry, Kane and Kendall Counties. ILFLS recorders are assigned to every courthouse in the coverage area, which they visit daily to collect the latest data. ILFLS provides a searchable database and a broad array of productivity tools, all designed by and intended primarily for real estate professionals.

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