Foreclosures: The 10 worst states

vacant property security, foreclosuresHome foreclosures have fallen nationwide to a new post-recession low.

Foreclosures in April 2017 were down to a level not seen since November 2005 – as the number of properties with foreclosure filings dropped 23 percent compared to a year earlier and fell 7 percent from March. That’s according to ATTOM Data Solutions, which tracks the numbers.

But homeowners are still having a tough time in some parts of the country. We look at the 10 worst states for foreclosure activity during April, counting down to the state with the highest rate.

Number 10: Massachusetts
Number 9: Ohio
Number 8: South Carolina
Number 7: Florida
Number 6: Nevada
Number 5: Illinois
Number 4: Connecticut
Number 3: Maryland
Number 2: Delaware
Number 1: New Jersey