Foreclosures in TexasÂ last monthÂ were up 22 percent over January 2010, according to a report released yesterday by RealtyTrac.
Texas had aÂ total ofÂ 14,897 foreclosure filingsÂ last month. That was aboutÂ 33.5 percentÂ more than inÂ December 2010 and represented about one in every 653 homes.
Harris CountyÂ had the bulk of filings â€” about 3,875.
At the national level,Â foreclosure filings increased 17 percent year-over-year in January to about 261,333, or about one in every 497 housing units.