The good people at The Warren Group were kind enough to send along some detailed foreclosure information for neighborhoods within Boston.

According to them, here’s how the first quarter looked, in Boston.

Allston

2007

2008

YTD petitions to foreclose

4

5

YTD auctions

1

9

YTD foreclosures

1

3

Boston*

2007

2008

YTD petitions to foreclose

23

45

YTD auctions

12

12

YTD foreclosures

5

3

Brighton

2007

2008

YTD petitions to foreclose

7

22

YTD auctions

4

7

YTD foreclosures

2

1

Charlestown

2007

2008

YTD petitions to foreclose

6

12

YTD auctions

2

4

YTD foreclosures

0

1

Dorchester

2007

2008

YTD petitions to foreclose

253

326

YTD auctions

169

257

YTD foreclosures

51

171

East Boston

2007

2008

YTD petitions to foreclose

44

85

YTD auctions

20

28

YTD foreclosures

5

22

Jamaica Plain

2007

2008

YTD petitions to foreclose

17

39

YTD auctions

14

20

YTD foreclosures

3

6

Mattapan

2007

2008

YTD petitions to foreclose

55

83

YTD auctions

42

61

YTD foreclosures

10

19

Roslindale

2007

2008

YTD petitions to foreclose

34

54

YTD auctions

23

27

YTD foreclosures

6

22

Roxbury

2007

2008

YTD petitions to foreclose

65

73

YTD auctions

30

59

YTD foreclosures

7

31

South Boston

2007

2008

YTD petitions to foreclose

26

39

YTD auctions

8

20

YTD foreclosures

6

9

West Roxbury

2007

2008

YTD petitions to foreclose

24

24

YTD auctions

9

12

YTD foreclosures

4

4

* “Boston” is defined as Downtown, Back Bay, South End, North End and the Waterfront.

“Petitions to foreclose” are when the bank sends you a letter saying you’re at least 30 days past due. “Foreclosure” is when the bank says you gotta vacate (and it has the option of evicting you, anytime after that). “Auction” is the bank selling “your” home.

And, from the Globe’s real estate blog, more analysis:

Boston already has recorded 306 foreclosures this year, far more than any other Massachusetts city. But it doesn’t make this list [of most foreclosures per 1,000 residents]. Boston ranks 35th, between Framingham and Whitman. The city’s problems just aren’t that large relative to its size.

Boston’s problems are concentrated in Dorchester. If Dorchester was (still) a city, the 171 foreclosures within its limits would top the state list, more than in the rest of Boston combined, and just more than the 166 foreclosures in second-place Worcester.

95 cities and towns have yet to record a foreclosure in 2008. Brookline is the largest, followed by Lexington and Winchester.

Source: The Warren Group

Also: Foreclosures plague second-tier cities – Boston.com

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