Foreclosure rates continued to grow last year. Nationwide foreclosure notices, which can range from default notice, bank repossession or auction sale notice, increased again in December. Filings were reported for 349,519 U.S. properties last month, a 14% rise over November and a 15% increase from December of 2008, according to RealtyTrac’s U.S. Foreclosure Market Report.
Nationally, the rate was one filing per 366 households. The report also showed that of all U.S. housing units — one in 45 — received at least one foreclosure filing during the year.
Here’s a look at the states with the 10 highest foreclosure rates in December 2009.