Petitions to foreclose increased in August, compared to August, 2006.

According to the Boston Business Journal:

Foreclosure request and auction announcements jumped in August according to The Warren Group, which found there were 1,986 petitions to foreclose filed in Massachusetts Land Court during the month.

That’s an increase of 11.9 percent compared to last August, when there were 1,775 petitions filed to foreclose. During the first eight months of this year, 17,044 petitions have been filed which is an increase of 45.3 percent compared to 10,679 petitions filed during the same time last year, according to The Warren Group.

There were approximately 125 actual foreclosures in Suffolk County, in August, 2007, compared to 45 actual foreclosures in Suffolk County, in August, 2006.

“Actual foreclosures” would be the last step in the foreclosure process – when the bank shows up with the sheriff to kick you out of your home, locking the door behind you.

Source: Report: Mass. foreclosures up – Boston Business Journal

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John Ford
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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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