DC foreclosure activity a mixed bag

DC's rate picked up in January
  • Foreclosures in the DC metro are still present, but not problematic.
  • In new RealtyTrac numbers for January, the foreclosure rate climbed by double-digits in DC.
  • Nationally, the foreclosure rate is below 1 percent.

Although the country as a whole is breathing a collective sigh of relief about foreclosures, there are still little pockets of choppiness. One of those places is DC. In new numbers calculated by RealtyTrac, the DC MSA – Washington, Arlington, and Alexandria – ranked 54th in the nation for foreclosures.