The number of properties facing foreclosure actions in Evanston has generally been rising over the last six months.
That’s the conclusion of a new report from Realty Trac, an Irvine, Calif.-based listing firm for distressed properties.
The data shows that new foreclosure filings in June in Evanston, at 0.17 percent of all properties, was slightly above the national average of 0.15 percent, and substantially lower than the 0.36 percent rate for Cook County or the 0.28 percent rate for Illinois.
In Evanston the foreclosure filing rate was lowest in the 60201 zipcode in north Evanston at 0.12 percent. The rate was .23 percent the 60202 zipcode in south Evanston, as well as in the 60203 zipcode that covers the portion of Skokie served by the Evanston post office.
Cook County foreclosures
The number of new foreclosure filings in Evanston has risen from 37 in January to 60 in June.
The Chicago area last month had the 15th highest rate of foreclosure filings among U.S. metro areas — with one filing for every 55 housing units.