According to figures produced by ATTOM Data Solutions' 2016 Foreclosure Market Report, overall foreclosure filings - default notices, scheduled auctions and repossessions - were down 14 percent from 2015 and at their lowest level since 2006.
However, the study said 2016 Massachusetts foreclosure activity (whatever that is) was up 21% in 2016, and foreclosure starts were up 12% in Massachusetts.
Interestingly, the study claimed 55% of all loans 'actively in foreclosure'(?) were originated in 2004-2008. In Massachusetts in 2016, 61% of foreclosures were such 'legacy foreclosures.'