Foreclosure petitions rise statewide in Mass., but fall in Bristol County

FORECLOSURE PETITIONS rose nearly 6 percent in March in Massachusetts, to 1,247 compared with 1,179 filed in March 2016, The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman, said. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER
FORECLOSURE PETITIONS rose nearly 6 percent in March in Massachusetts, to 1,247 compared with 1,179 filed in March 2016, The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman, said. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER
BOSTON – Foreclosure petitions rose nearly 6 percent in March in Massachusetts to 1,247 compared with 1,179 filed in March 2016, The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman, said Tuesday. This was the first year-over-year increase since September. “Though we’ve seen a steady decline in foreclosure starts for six months as backlogs of legal…

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