According to Clark County Auditor George Sodders, new foreclosure filings in Clark County dropped from 1,124 in 2008 to 1,104 in 2009, a modest 1.8% decline. The most recent data was compiled by the Ohio Supreme Court. During the same period, statewide filings increased from 85,773 to 89,053, a 3.8% climb.
Among Ohio’s 88 counties, Morgan County recorded the highest percentage increase in foreclosure filings at 129.7%, while Allen County’s dropped 30.7%.
In surrounding counties, Montgomery foreclosures dropped 9.5%; Madison jumped 37.9%; Greene increased 10.1%; and Champaign climbed 24.2%.
New foreclosure filings in Clark County have fluctuated between a low of 925 in 2005 to a high of 1,124 in 2008. Statewide filings have increased every year since 2005, ranging from 63,996 to 89,053.