Maryland foreclosures were up in July 2010, an increase even over June, which was up 104%.

There were 6,961 foreclosure filings in July, up from 6,304 in June. The first half of 2010, Maryland foreclosures were up 56.2% over this same time last year.

Maryland increased 10.4% over June, while nationwide, foreclosure filings were up 4%, the Baltimore Business Journal reported. This makes Maryland the 10th hardest hit state in the US. From July 2009 to July 2010, Maryland’s filings have risen 35%.

I am still hoping to see foreclosure numbers drop as more people look to do a short sale in Maryland. This seems to be the case, as default notices have dropped consistently in the past six months, according to RealtyTrac.

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