Only 3 states had a higher percentage of non-current mortgages than Arizona in 2009. Arizona was ranked #4 in the country. Arizona was in the center of the real estate bust.

Now, only 10 states have a LOWER percentage of non-current mortgages than Arizona. Arizona is ranked #40 in the country.

That means the number of bank-owned properties hitting the market and putting downward pressure on Arizona home prices will continue to fall.

Arizona is now the epicenter of the real estate price recovery.

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Arizona shadow inventory

Source: LPS Mortgage Monitor, December 2012