Foreclosure activity mixed in Colo.'s big counties

AP News
Posted: Dec 22, 2009 10:03 AM

Foreclosure filings in Colorado's 12 largest counties have been rising this year, but the number of completed foreclosures is down.

The Department of Local Affairs Division of Housing said Monday there were 36,628 foreclosure filings from January to November in the largest counties. That's up 12 percent from the same time last year.

The number of foreclosure sales at auction was down 13 percent in that period to 14,975.

The division says Mesa County reported the largest year-over-year increase in completed foreclosures, with an increase of 181 percent. Denver reported the largest decline, at 33 percent.