According to the foreclosure tracking firm Realtytrac, the number foreclosure filings in New Hampshire fell sharply to 423. 240 are headed for the auction block, while the balance were taken over by the lenders.
With only 423 filings statewide, September saw the fewest monthly foreclosures in the 12 months, continuing the general downward trend that began in April.
This gives New Hampshire a ratio of 1 foreclosure for every 1,453 houses. In comparison that national average is 1 in 730. The lowest ratio, meaning the most foreclosures, was Florida, with a rate of 1 in every 318.
The number of foreclosed homes sold also fell sharply with 116 units sold statewide. In comparison, August saw 366 homes in foreclosure sold. As of the end of September, New Hampshire had just shy of 4,000 homes in foreclosure.