20 Cities Where Foreclosure Home Sales Should Rise in 2013

foreclosure home sale signThough one of the biggest sighs of relief for the housing market last year was a decrease in foreclosure activity across the country, not every city followed the trend. As online foreclosure marketplace RealtyTrac noted, some metros actually experienced an uptick in foreclosure starts and foreclosure completions for the year. And that means one thing: Those cities can expect an influx of foreclosure home sales in 2013.

If you're looking for a bargain on a home, then the cities below are where you'll want to be this year, as foreclosures are often sold at deep discounts. Of course, that's great news for buyers but not necessarily for homeowners whose home values are bound to be affected. Housing markets in Florida and North Carolina make up a good chunk of the list below, but some other areas may surprise you. Click through the gallery below to see 20 cities where foreclosure home sales should rise this year.

Lakeland, Fla.
  • Annual Percent Change in Foreclosure Activity: 62%

    Foreclosure Starts, January-November 2012: 1,648

    Foreclosure Completions, January-November 2012: 1,618

    Source: RealtyTrac

    Photo: Wikimedia Commons

    Raleigh, N.C.
  • Annual Percent Change in Foreclosure Activity: 41%

    Foreclosure Starts, January-November 2012: 22,594

    Foreclosure Completions, January-November 2012: 11,195

    Source: RealtyTrac

    Photo: Wikimedia Commons

  • Tampa, Fla.
  • Annual Percent Change in Foreclosure Activity: 40%

    Foreclosure Starts, January-November 2012: 1,303

    Foreclosure Completions, January-November 2012: 723

    Source: RealtyTrac

    Photo: Wikimedia Commons

    Panama City, Fla.
  • Annual Percent Change in Foreclosure Activity: 38%

    Foreclosure Starts, January-November 2012: 2,516

    Foreclosure Completions, January-November 2012: 776

    Source: RealtyTrac

    Photo: Wikimedia Commons

    Pensacola, Fla.
  • Annual Percent Change in Foreclosure Activity: 38%

    Foreclosure Starts, January-November 2012: 953

    Foreclosure Completions, January-November 2012: 1,080

    Source: RealtyTrac

    Photo: Wikimedia Commons

  • Omaha, Neb.
  • Annual Percent Change in Foreclosure Activity: 36%

    Foreclosure Starts, January-November 2012: 2,547

    Foreclosure Completions, January-November 2012: 1,505

    Source: RealtyTrac

    Photo: Wikimedia Commons

    Rockford, Ill.
  • Annual Percent Change in Foreclosure Activity: 35%

    Foreclosure Starts, January-November 2012: 10,665

    Foreclosure Completions, January-November 2012: 5,195

    Source: RealtyTrac

    Photo: Wikimedia Commons

    Jacksonville, Fla.
  • Annual Percent Change in Foreclosure Activity: 31%

    Foreclosure Starts, January-November 2012: 3,180

    Foreclosure Completions, January-November 2012: 1,783

    Source: RealtyTrac

    Photo: Wikimedia Commons

    Pittsburgh
  • Annual Percent Change in Foreclosure Activity: 30%

    Foreclosure Starts, January-November 2012: 8,980

    Foreclosure Completions, January-November 2012: 4,702

    Source: RealtyTrac

    Photo: Wikimedia Commons

    Charlotte, N.C.
  • Annual Percent Change in Foreclosure Activity: 28%

    Foreclosure Starts, January-November 2012: 2,511

    Foreclosure Completions, January-November 2012: 1,289

    Source: RealtyTrac

    Photo: Wikimedia Commons

    New Haven, Conn.
  • Annual Percent Change in Foreclosure Activity: 28%

    Foreclosure Starts, January-November 2012: 17,429

    Foreclosure Completions, January-November 2012: 9,219

    Source: RealtyTrac

    Photo: Wikimedia Commons

    Orlando, Fla.
  • Annual Percent Change in Foreclosure Activity: 28%

    Foreclosure Starts, January-November 2012: 2,527

    Foreclosure Completions, January-November 2012: 866

    Source: RealtyTrac

    Photo: Wikimedia Commons

    Bridgeport, Conn.
  • Annual Percent Change in Foreclosure Activity: 26%

    Foreclosure Starts, January-November 2012: 1,504

    Foreclosure Completions, January-November 2012: 1,233

    Source: RealtyTrac

    Photo: Wikimedia Commons

    Winston-Salem, N.C.
  • Annual Percent Change in Foreclosure Activity: 25%

    Foreclosure Starts, January-November 2012: 1,411

    Foreclosure Completions, January-November 2012: 916

    Source: RealtyTrac

    Photo: Wikimedia Commons

    Allentown, Pa.
  • Annual Percent Change in Foreclosure Activity: 25%

    Foreclosure Starts, January-November 2012: 30,455

    Foreclosure Completions, January-November 2012: 3,659

    Source: RealtyTrac

    Photo: Wikimedia Commons

    New York
  • Annual Percent Change in Foreclosure Activity: 22%

    Foreclosure Starts, January-November 2012: 2,795

    Foreclosure Completions, January-November 2012: 1,220

    Source: RealtyTrac

    Photo: Wikimedia Commons

    Ocala, Fla.
  • Annual Percent Change in Foreclosure Activity: 21%

    Foreclosure Starts, January-November 2012: 2,156

    Foreclosure Completions, January-November 2012: 1,948

    Source: RealtyTrac

    Photo: Wikimedia Commons

    Greensboro, N.C.
  • Annual Percent Change in Foreclosure Activity: 21%

    Foreclosure Starts, January-November 2012: 11,489

    Foreclosure Completions, January-November 2012: 6,534

    Source: RealtyTrac

    Photo: Wikimedia Commons

    Cleveland
  • See also:
    Multimillion-Dollar Foreclosures: Mansions Claimed by the Housing Crisis
    Foreclosure Sales Increase as Homebuyers Look for Deals

    Vacant Homes Plague Neighbors as Lenders Drag Feet


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