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April 16, 2013

Westchester County Sees Highest Number of 1st Quarter Filings Since 2008

 

WHITE PLAINS, NY: “The number of foreclosure filings in the first quarter of 2013 jumped eighty percent (80%) from the first quarter of 2012,” reported Westchester County Clerk Timothy C. Idoni who serves as Clerk of the Westchester County Supreme Court where foreclosure actions are heard. “These first quarter filing numbers are the largest we’ve seen since historic highs in 2008,” continued Idoni. The Office of the Westchester County Clerk reported six hundred and eighty three (683) foreclosure actions started between January 1st and March 31th of this year, as compared with three hundred and seventy nine (379) during the same period last year.

Year

January

February

March

Total

2006

100

119

159

378

2007

146

132

252

530

2008

243

231

285

759

2009

124

154

210

488

2010

260

181

222

663

2011

133

145

144

422

2012

105

131

143

379

2013

209

200

274

683

Westchester Residential Opportunities (WRO), a non-profit housing agency with offices in White Plains and Mount Vernon, conducts Mortgage Default Orientation sessions most Tuesdays in their White Plains Office.  Trained counselors are available to help at (914) 428-4507 or by visiting www.wroinc.org.  For more information on the Office of the Westchester County Clerk, please visit WestchesterClerk.com or call (914)995-3081.

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