Though 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.