Denver-area foreclosures in the Denver area first half of 2009 fell by 10.5 from the first six months of 2008.
There were 10,727 foreclosure filings in the seven-county area, compared with 11,992 from January through June of 2008, according to county public trustee offices surveyed by InsideRealEstateNews.com.
Denver had the most new filings with 3,153 in the first half of the year, but it also showed one of the largest percentage drops, at 16.5 percent. Only Arapahoe County, with a 20.17 percent drop, showed a bigger percentage decline. Broomfield County showed a 15.7 percent increase, but the numbers were small. It went from 152 foreclosure filings in the first half of 2008, to 176 filings in the first half of 2009.