Worst over? Foreclosure numbers up, but down from high in 2010


The 400 block of North Meridian Street neighborhood in Greenwood has been plagued by foreclosures. PHOTO BY JOSH MARSHALL

The number of local homes in foreclosure rose last year, but the jump wasn’t unexpected.

More than 905 homes were set for auction by the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office because of delinquent mortgages in 2012. That was a 33 percent increase from 2011.

But the number of foreclosures is down from a high of 1,241 in 2010.

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