The Orlando area saw a nearly 63 percent decline in foreclosure filings for April compared to a year earlier, RealtyTrac Inc. reported.
The Orlando metropolitan statistical area — Lake, Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties — posted 2,406 foreclosures last month, or one in every 377 homes, placing the area 36th among the nation’s largest metro areas for foreclosures.
Filings include default notices, auction notices and bank repossessions.
Last month’s foreclosure filing total was down from April 2010’s 6,480 filings but up 18.3 percent from March 2011’s 2,034 filings.
All four counties saw fewer foreclosures in April when compared to a year ago, with Seminole County leading the way with a 71.8 percent decline. All but Seminole, however, saw an increase when compared with March with Osceola County seeing the largest jump at 86.3 percent.
Here is the county-by-county breakdown:
• Lake County had a total of 284 April filings, down 55 percent from April 2010’s 633 but a nearly 58 percent increase from March 2011’s 180 filings.
• Orange County reported 1,379 April 2011 filings, down 60.6 percent from April 2010’s 3,502 filing but up 7.2 percent from March 2011’s 1,286 filings.
• Osceola County posted 447 filings, down 65.5 percent from April 2010’s 1,295 but up from March 2011’s 240 filings.
• Seminole County totaled 296 filings, down from April 2010’s 1,050 and down 9.8 percent from March 2011’s 328 filings.
Statewide, a total of 19,649 filings were reported last month, or one in every 451 homes, a 59 percent decline from a year ago, but the Sunshine State still accounted for the second-highest state total in foreclosure filings. California topped the nation with 55,869 filings.
See more state and national figures here.