Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Releases “State Foreclosure Prevention Efforts in New England: Mediation and Assistance”


BOSTON, MA – September 29, 2011 – (RealEstateRama) — Foreclosure initiations spiked in all the New England states during the recent economic downtown, ranging from a peak of less than 3.0% of outstanding mortgages in Vermont in 2010 to a peak of 5.5% of outstanding mortgages in Rhode Island in 2009. Across the entire New England region in 2010, more than 7% of all mortgage holders– nearly 133,000 homeowners – were seriously delinquent in making payments. In response, state and local policymakers have created their own foreclosure prevention programs to supplement those available nationwide.

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