A California-based company that tracks foreclosures released data showing a total of 696 new filings for May 2011 in Will County, a 37.52 percent decrease since May 2010.
But Will County still has the fifth-highest foreclosure rate in the state, according to RealtyTrac. Nationwide, the number of foreclosure filings has dropped 33 percent in the last year.
RealtyTrac data shows that one in every 310 homes in Will County received a foreclosure filing in May, with Joliet ranking the highest.
Bolingbrook ranked third, with 93 filings for May. There are currently 1,400 homes within the village already in some state of foreclosure, from pre-foreclosure to bank ownership, according to RealtyTrac.
Here’s how other Will County communities stacked up:Community May 2011 foreclosure filings Joliet 155 Plainfield 121 Bolingbrook 93 Romeoville 62 Lockport 55 Naperville 22 Frankfort 21 Crest Hill 21 Crete 19 New Lenox 18 Shorewood 17