Some good news: The Bay State communities most people think of when it comes to high foreclosure activity — like Worcester, Brockton Lowell, Lynn and Dorchester – all had a drop in foreclosure deeds during the first quarter compared to a year ago.

In fact, 49 fewer homes were lost to foreclosure in Brockton in the first three months of 2009 compared to the same period last year.

And in Dorchester, the number of foreclosure deeds recorded dropped 26 percent year-over-year.

But there were dozens of towns that saw an increase.

In Marshfield, foreclosures more than doubled, jumping from 6 last year to 15 in the first quarter of 2009.

Same with Salem’s foreclosures, which rose from 13 to 29.

Meanwhile, Quincy’s foreclosure activity nearly doubled. In the city of presidents, there 26 properties were foreclosed on from January through March, 86 percent higher than the 14 foreclosures last year.

Want to see which other communities have had more foreclosures so far this year? See here.

Source: Banker & Tradesman Boston Real Estate

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John Ford
John Ford

Over the course of 20 years in the Boston downtown real estate market, John represented and sold numerous, condominiums, investment and development properties in Greater Boston and in the surrounding suburbs

In addition to representing Boston condo buyers and sellers, John is currently one of the most recognized Boston condo blog writers regarding Boston condominiums and residential real estate markets. John's insights and observations about the Boston condo market have been seen in a wide variety of the most established local & national media outlets including; Banker and Tradesman, Boston Magazine The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald and NewsWeek and Fortune magazine, among others.


For over 24 years, John Ford, of Ford Realty Inc., has been actively involved in the real estate industry. He started his career in commercial real estate with a national firm Spaulding & Slye and quickly realized that he had a passion for residential properties. In 1999, John entered the residential real estate market, and in 2000 John Started his own firm Ford Realty Inc. As a broker, his clients have come to love his fun, vivacious, and friendly attitude. He prides himself on bringing honesty and integrity to the entire home buying and selling process. In addition to helping buyers and sellers, he also works with rental clients. Whether you’re looking to purchase a new Boston condo or rent an apartment, you’ll quickly learn why John has a 97% closing rate.


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