Foreclosure activity climbs 57% in January

Nevada posts highest household foreclosure rate

The volume of U.S. foreclosure filings rose about 57 percent in January compared to the same month last year, foreclosure research company RealtyTrac reported today.

Nevada led all states with foreclosure filings for 0.6 percent of all households, followed by California with a 0.44 percent household foreclosure filings rate, and Florida at 0.37 percent.

Nationally, there were 233,001 foreclosure filings in January, and the household foreclosure rate was 0.19 percent.