New York City, NY, was one of those places that really inflated values during the height of the housing bubble with such a hot market that prices shot through the roof. So it doesn’t come as a surprise that foreclosure rates are now also shooting through the roof, with the metropolitan area being listed as one of the top 100 areas affected by the mortgage crisis.
RealtyTrac, a website that tracks foreclosures showed some areas around New York, like Staten Island, that had increased foreclosures by 101%. On average though, foreclosures went up about a third in the metropolitan area from 2007 to 2008. Many of these foreclosures might be helped with access to foreclosure loans, New York City, and strategies to stop foreclosure.