MIAMI (AP) -- The number of U.S. households faced with losing their homes to foreclosure jumped 32 percent in April compared with the same month last year, with Nevada, Florida and California showing the highest rates, according to data released Wednesday
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April was the second straight month with more than 300,000 households receiving a foreclosure filing, as the number of borrowers with mortgage troubles failed to abate.
The April number, however, was less than one percent above that posted in March, when more than 340,000 properties were affected. The March data was up 17 percent from February and 46 percent from a year earlier.
"We've never seen two consecutive months like this," said Rick Sharga, RealtyTrac's senior vice president for marketing. "It's the volume that's surprising."
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Rounding out the top 10 were Arizona, Idaho, Utah, Georgia, Illinois, Colorado and Ohio".
From the Realty Trac press release:
"The 10 states with the most properties with foreclosure filings in April accounted for more than 75 percent of the national total."
Foreclosure activity graphic of US.