SALT LAKE CITY — The number of properties falling into foreclosure is falling dramatically, a new report indicates.
The RealtyTrac Q1 2012 Metropolitan Foreclosure Market Report showed the rate of first quarter foreclosure activity in the state's most populous metropolitan statistical areas declined at least 22 percent from the last quarter of 2011, and at least 42 percent from the same period last year.
- The Salt Lake City metro area reported a rate of foreclosure filings — default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions — of one in every 163 households, putting the state capital at No. 47 nationally.
- The Provo-Orem area ranked No. 52 with one in every 174 households reporting a filing — down more than 25 percent from last quarter and 42 percent year over year.
- The Clearfield-Ogden area, ranked No. 117, reported a filing in one of every 330 households — down more than 26 percent from the previous three-month period and a decrease of almost 56 percent year over year.