5) Wyoming

705 completed foreclosures for 12 months ending February 2014

Serious delinquency rate: 1.7%

 

4) West Virginia

571 completed foreclosures for 12 months ending February 2014

Serious delinquency rate: 3.1%

 

3) Hawaii

519 completed foreclosures for 12 months ending February 2014

Serious delinquency rate: 5%

 

2) North Dakota

421 completed foreclosures for 12 months ending February 2014

Serious delinquency rate: 1.2%

And the winner is…

1) District of Columbia

60 completed foreclosures for 12 months ending February 2014

Serious delinquency rate: 4.9%

Bonus:

The five states with the highest foreclosure inventory as a percentage of all mortgaged homes as of February 2014 were:

  1. New Jersey (6.2%)
  2. Florida (6.0%)
  3. New York (4.7%)
  4. Maine (3.4%)
  5. Connecticut (3.2%)

The five states with the lowest foreclosure inventory as percentage of all mortgaged homes as of February 2014 were:

  1. Wyoming (0.3%)
  2. Alaska (0.4%)
  3. North Dakota (0.5%)
  4. Nebraska (0.5%)
  5. Colorado (0.6%)

As of January 2014, Florida, California, New York, New Jersey and Illinois carried 42% of all distressed properties in the country. Florida continues to account for 15% of the nation’s distressed properties.