WILMINGTON, NC (NEWS RELEASE) -- A new housing report out today indicates foreclosure rates in the Wilmington area are on the rise. These figures, coming from CoreLogic, show foreclosure rates in December 2011 at just over 2 3/4%
While that's up from this same time last year, the Wilmington rate is actually lower than the national foreclosure rate.
That rate sits at over 3 1/4%.
The report also says homeowners are having trouble keeping up with their house payments.
The local mortgage delinquency rate is at nearly 6%, more than it was at this time last year.