WHEN LAST IS FIRST and FIRST IS LAST!!
GREEN HOUSE , New Orleans LA 2007
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Baton Rouge ranks near bottom for foreclosure activity
Baton Rouge was ranked 99th on a list of foreclosure increases for the nation's 100 largest housing markets. The Capital Region had foreclosure filings against .12% of all homes during the third quarter, according to RealtyTrac.com, only Syracuse, NY, had a lower rate at .10%. Baton Rouge remained low despite a nearly 175% jump in the number of foreclosures from third-quarter 2007. Foreclosures were filed against 373 homes in Baton Rouge during the quarter. Stockton, Calif., had the country's highest foreclosure rate, with 3.7% of homes facing seizure during the third quarter. New Orleans was tied for 76th, with .27% of all homes having a foreclosure filed against them. Nationwide, foreclosure filings were up 71% from third-quarter 2007. Foreclosure rates slowed in September, thanks to new laws in California and North Carolina aimed at reducing the pace at which lenders can move forward with defaults.