Westchester Foreclosure Filings Taper Off in 2014

Timothy Idoni Westchester County Clerk “Foreclosure filings continue their significant drop nationally and foreclosure actions filed in Westchester County have declined almost fourteen percent since 2013,” reported Westchester County Clerk Timothy C. Idoni who serves as Clerk of the Westchester County Supreme Court where foreclosure actions are heard.

The Office of the Westchester County Clerk reported two thousand three hundred and twenty six (2,326) foreclosure actions started between January 1st and December 31st of 2014, as compared with two thousand six hundred and ninety six (2,696) in 2013.

However, foreclosure judgments were on the rise in 2014 with the seven hundred and seventy (770) filed more than doubling the three hundred and seventy one (371) foreclosure judgments entered in 2013.  Idoni explained the higher number was in large part due to a clearing of back-logged cases caused by a change in court rules implemented to protect homeowners.

A month-by-month breakdown of foreclosure filings follows:

 

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

June

July

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

Total

2006

100

119

159

120

140

128

112

136

117

162

130

123

1,546

2007

146

132

252

181

145

156

176

226

179

201

181

191

2,166

2008

243

231

285

224

202

225

238

242

73

96

71

76

2,206

2009

124

154

210

266

240

266

280

319

332

320

249

363

3,123

2010

260

181

222

210

208

262

219

247

216

209

110

141

2,485

2011

133

146

144

150

157

156

155

153

106

113

143

100

1,656

2012

105

131

142

148

150

147

192

161

159

184

142

150

1,811

2013

207

199

275

269

265

210

252

227

138

227

195

232

2,696

2014

206

234

245

218

169

144

168

175

178

213

187

189

2,326

 

Westchester Residential Opportunities (WRO), a non-profit housing agency with offices in White Plains and Mount Vernon, conducts Mortgage Default Orientation sessions most Wednesdays in their White Plains Office.  Trained counselors are available to help at (914) 428-4507 or by visiting www.wroinc.org.

For more information on the Office of the Westchester County Clerk, please visit WestchesterClerk.com or call (914)995-3081.

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