HARTFORD — The Associated Press is reporting that the number of foreclosures in Connecticut has increased 3.4 percent from January to February, despite a national decline.
Foreclosure tracking firm RealtyTrac Inc. released its monthly report Thursday. It says there were nearly 2,300 foreclosure filings in the state last month, compared with about 2,200 in January.
Total foreclosures nationwide decreased 2 percent from January to February, raising hopes that the housing crisis may be ending. RealtyTrac says more than 308,000 households nationwide, or one in every 418 homes, received a foreclosure-related notice in February.
RealtyTrac’s report comes as Connecticut lawmakers are debating whether to extend the state’s foreclosure mediation program another year to help troubled homeowners.