Top 10 States for Foreclosure


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In third-quarter 2009, Las Vegas suffered the nation's highest foreclosure rate at 5.13 percent, or more than one foreclosure for every 20 households -- almost seven times the national average. Investors, who snapped up one of every three homes sold at the boom's height, were gambling on future gains after watching Vegas-area median home prices jump 122 percent from 2000 and 2006 -- twice the U.S. rise of 49 percent in that span. Related: Losing Home in Foreclosure Won't end Worry Study: Millions Not Paying Their Mortgages Lessons From the Crash What Can You get at Median Price? (REUTERS/Ethan Miller)

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