(translation: what was Countrywide thinking?)
Number of US Homes Facing Foreclosure Doubles in Third Quarter
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A soaring number of U.S. homeowners struggled to make mortgage payments in the third quarter, with properties in some stage of foreclosure more than doubling from the same time last year, a mortgage data company said Thursday.
A total of 446,726 homes nationwide were targeted by some sort of foreclosure activity from July to September, up 100.1 percent from 223,233 properties in the year-ago period, according to Irvine-based RealtyTrac Inc.
November 01, 2007