Foreclosure notices down dramatically in 2013

Foreclosure notices in metro Atlanta fell 44 percent in 2013, to levels unseen since before the financial crisis began.

The 51,003 foreclosure notices filed this year are the lowest annual total since 2006, when 44,971 notices were filed, according to data from Kennesaw’s Equity Depot.

This year’s total is a 60 percent decrease from the 127,140 foreclosure notices filed during the 2010 peak.

Fewer foreclosures have led to rising housing prices in metro Atlanta, and encouraged more people to sell their homes.

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