The foreclosure rate has declined considerably across the country in many metropolitan areas,but there are 15 areas that are still being hit hard. And although rates are falling, the rates still overall remain high. In fact, one in every 111 houses had a foreclosure filing in the first half of this year.

The top 15 areas that have the highest rates of foreclosure are in California, Nevada, Florida, Arizona, Idaho. Las Vegas has the highest rate of foreclosure in 2011 with 5.36 homes filing.

If you or a family member is having trouble making mortgage payments and you are worried about your house being foreclosed upon, contact Florida foreclosure defense lawyer Ryan J. Really, Attorney at Law, PLLC, by calling (239) 237-0675.