Foreclosures are on the rise. Here’s what that says about the housing market


The foreclosure uptick indicates that the economic — and especially employment recovery — is not complete, an expert says.

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In January there was a seven-fold increase in foreclosure starts as compared to December, with roughly 33,000 loans referred to foreclosure, according to a report from mortgage data and analytics company Black Knight. What’s more, data from real estate data analytics firm ATTOM Data Solutions revealed that lenders repossessed 2,634 U.S. properties through completed foreclosures in February 2022,…

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