After hitting a high of almost 5,200 in 2008 — about 100 a week — foreclosure filings in Montgomery County are on pace to finish the year at the lowest level since 2000, a Dayton Daily News examination found.
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To do this story, the Dayton Daily News obtained data on new foreclosure filings from the Montgomery County Clerk of Courts dating back to 1997, and on foreclosure auctions from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office over a similar period. Since the beginning of the housing crisis, the newspaper has closely examined data on the county’s foreclosure activity to identify trends and assess the health of the local housing market.
For an interactive map on property sold at sheriff’s auctions, go to mydaytondailynews.com