The difference in the foreclosure rates between judicial and non-judicial states is at its widest since the survey began tracking the metric in 2006.
Foreclosure rates were also impacted in states such as Maryland, Washington and New Jersey, where the government is taking steps to slow the foreclosure process and where servicers are implementing new standards based on state requirements.
Florida still has the highest foreclosure rate at 13%, three times the national average, followed by New Jersey at 8.9% and Illinois at 6.8%.
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