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Published: Friday, 7/13/2012

Foreclosure numbers may increase next year

BLADE STAFF AND NEWS SERVICES

LOS ANGELES -- Banks are increasingly placing homes with unpaid mortgages on a countdown that could deliver a swell of new foreclosed properties onto the market by early next year, potentially weighing further on home values.

June provided the latest evidence of this trend, as the number of U.S. homes entering the foreclosure process for the first time increased on an annual basis for the second month, foreclosure listing firm RealtyTrac Inc. said Thursday.



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