Over 15,000 foreclosures filed in Cuyahoga County in 2007

There were 15,297 foreclosure cases initiated in Cuyahoga Common Pleas Court in 2007, compared to 14,078 in 2006, according to the Court’s online docket.

At the other end of the foreclosure process, 10,160 sheriff’s deeds (completed foreclosures) were filed with the County Recorder in 2007, compared to 5,517 in 2006.

According to the 2000 Census, Cuyahoga County has about 430,000 residential structures, including 335,000 single-family homes. So the number of foreclosure cases filed in the last two years equalled about 7% of the county’s total housing stock.

Source: Common Pleas Court docket and County
Recorder’s database, both on line.

(c/p CCD)


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