Category Archives: Homes

Despite Recent Drop, Foreclosures Expected to Rise Again Before the Market Improves

For homeowners at risk of foreclosure, watching the real estate market can feel like a roller coaster ride of ups and downs. In July, foreclosure filings fell 3 percent from the previous month and a whole 10 percent from a year ago, according to RealtyTrac data. That’s the good news. The bad news is that… Read More »

Future Foreclosures in Chicago & Other Cities Put Anticipated Housing Recovery at Risk

Many experts are declaring the end of the U.S. housing crisis to be on the horizon. But there may be another storm brewing before the dark clouds can part. As our Chicago bankruptcy attorneys discussed in recent blog posts, foreclosure starts have been on the rise this summer as banks attempt to unload their inventory… Read More »

As Georgia Foreclosure Activity Spikes, Atlanta Bankruptcy Provides Homeowner Relief

Foreclosure filings increased in every U.S. state this May, but Georgia had it particularly bad. Whereas 1 in every 639 homes in the U.S. received a foreclosure filing last month, 1 in every 300 homes in Georgia got one – the highest rate of any state, according to recent data from RealtyTrac. While some regions… Read More »

Foreclosures in Illinois, U.S. Increased in May; Chicago Bankruptcy Offers Relief

For every step the housing market takes forward, it seems to take two steps back. Despite previous signs of recovery, foreclosure activity jumped 9 percent in May, according to recent data from RealtyTrac. That means that 1 in every 639 homes in the U.S. received a foreclosure filing last month. In Illinois, roughly 1 in… Read More »

Tennessee Foreclosures Increase in May, But Remain Lower Than U.S. Average

Despite previous signs of a real estate market recovery, foreclosure filings spiked in May – the first month-over-month increase since January. One in every 639 homes in the U.S. received a foreclosure filing last month, according to new data from RealtyTrac. That includes default notices, scheduled auctions, and bank repossessions. Tennessee enjoyed lower rates than… Read More »