One in 1,904 properties in Minnesota started the foreclosure process during the first quarter of the year -- the 44th highest foreclosure rate in the nation, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property data.

A total of 1,263 properties in the state had foreclosure filings during the first three months of 2019, the data showed. That’s out of 2,404,624 housing units statewide. The foreclosure rate in the state was down 33.6 percent from the same period a year earlier.

“While we did see a slight increase in U.S. foreclosure starts from last quarter, bank repossessions reached an all-time low in the first quarter of 2019, showing continuing signs of a strong housing market,” said Todd Teta, ATTOM Data’s chief product officer.

Only 15 states reported year-over-year rises in foreclosure filings from Jan. 1 to the end of March, the analysis found.

Nationwide, nearly 162,000 properties began the foreclosure process during the first quarter, a 14.74 percent decrease over the first quarter of 2018, according to ATTOM Data.

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State Foreclosure Activity in Q1 2019

StateHousing Units Q1 2019 Properties with Foreclosure Filings  Foreclosure Rate (Housing Units Per Foreclosure Filing)  Foreclosure Rate (Housing Units Per Foreclosure Filing) % Change From Q1 2018
New Jersey3,595,05510,806  333   1 -29,77
Delaware423,4891,163  364   2 -11,83
Maryland2,427,0145,887  412   3 -6,35
Florida9,259,68419,011  487   4 24,46
Illinois5,334,84710,909  489   5 -12,62
South Carolina2,229,3244,104  543   6 -14,27
Connecticut1,507,7112,561  589   7 -6,94
Ohio5,174,8388,574  604   8 -19,96
Nevada1,220,4222,020  604   9 -14,66
New Mexico927,7901,245  745   10 -26,76
Pennsylvania5,653,5997,274  777   11 -18,67
Oklahoma1,712,8412,163  792   12 -17,57
New York8,255,91110,245  806   13 -20,18
Indiana2,855,3783,222  886   14 -36,49
Georgia4,203,2884,742  886   15 -13,26
North Carolina4,521,6974,878  927   16 -27,14
Alabama2,231,1262,361  945   17 -26,54
Texas10,611,38610,545 1 006   18 -1,78
Louisiana2,031,0642,014 1 008   19 -8,79
Massachusetts2,864,9892,749 1 042   20 -22,78
California13,996,29913,426 1 042   21 -12,07
Tennessee2,903,1992,745 1 058   22 -14,65
Maine735,711  663  1 110   23 -6,22
Utah1,046,597  937  1 117   24 -11,35
Virginia3,466,9213,037 1 142   25 -20,66
Rhode Island466,670  408  1 144   26 0,00
Arizona2,941,8942,567 1 146   27 -41,62
Missouri2,763,2502,305 1 199   28 -20,08
Hawaii535,543  443  1 209   29 3,02
Iowa1,376,1331,093 1 259   30 -37,72
Wisconsin2,668,6922,119 1 259   31 -21,40
Michigan4,568,2003,610 1 265   32 -13,43
Oregon1,733,0411,354 1 280   33 -17,89
Alaska311,693  240  1 299   34 -35,83
Kentucky1,965,2021,387 1 417   35 -26,61
Mississippi1,308,259  913  1 433   36 11,61
New Hampshire627,619  429  1 463   37 -3,38
Arkansas1,353,745  922  1 468   38 -15,49
Colorado2,319,7371,350 1 718   39 -7,15
Washington3,025,5161,718 1 761   40 -1,38
Nebraska824,176  462  1 784   41 -31,35
Kansas1,259,647  702  1 794   42 -25,00
Wyoming273,088  151  1 809   43 -32,89
Minnesota2,404,6241,263 1 904   44 -33,56
West Virginia889,277  303  2 935   45 4,12
Vermont331,106  110  3 010   46 -12,70
Idaho701,196  229  3 062   47 -33,04
Montana501,099  148  3 386   48 -3,90
South Dakota379,279  58  6 539   49 -23,68
North Dakota360,660  52  6 936   50 -22,39
United States135,387,687161,875  836  -14,74

Source: ATTOM Data Solutions