Report: Linn County Third in Iowa Foreclosures During Peak of Crisis
University of Iowa has created a free map that tracks foreclosures around Iowa.
From University of Iowa:
The counties with the highest number of foreclosures during the fourth quarter of 2010, which was the peak of the foreclosure crisis for Iowa, were: Polk (1,332), Linn (313), Scott (290) and Pottawattamie (175).
“We designed the map to make Iowa foreclosure events data easily accessible and understandable,” says Jerry Anthony, director of the PPC's housing and land use policy program. “Iowa's citizens as well as public, private, and nonprofit leaders will now have better information to guide their decision making.”
While data shows the worst of the foreclosure crisis is over, more than 9,000 residential loans in Iowa entered foreclosure in the second quarter of 2012. That indicates that many Iowans are still at risk of losing their homes. Housing and land use policy program staff will post quarterly reports analyzing foreclosure trends statewide.