Foreclosures in the first half of the year are on the rise across the country, and the Tampa/St. Petersburg metro area has seen a particularly large spike.
Of the nation's 20 largest metro areas that saw increases, Tampa's was the largest, at 47 percent.
That figure comes from RealtyTrac, a website that tracks and lists foreclosures.
Foreclosure activity increased more than 20 percent in places like Philadelphia (30 percent), Chicago (28 percent), New York (26 percent), and Baltimore (21 percent), according to the site.
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