Check out this interesting animated map showing how foreclosures exploded in the United States on a county-by-county basis. Interesting, but not surprising to folks in the Piedmont Triad, is the fact that the number of foreclosures in the area was already depressingly high in January '07, before the housing crisis hit most of the rest of the country. For instance in Forsyth County 1 in 837 homes was in foreclosure in January '07, and 1 in 549 in July '12. As you'll see when you look at the map, many other regions started out in better shape than the Triad, but quickly caught up as the economy tanked.
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