ReatyTrac published its January 2011 foreclosure metrics a little while ago:
"Foreclosure Activity Increases 1 Percent in January" (February 10, 2011)
The effects of the Ibanez ruling on Massachusetts foreclosure filings is readily apparent. Similarly, the discovery of massive irregularities in document execution and affirmations in Maryland have resulted in a collapse in filings in that state.
The effects of the new attorney affirmation requirements in New York State are also readily apparent. Only just beginning to show up in the statistics are the effects of the new attorney affirmation requirement recently imposed in New Jersey.
The attorney affirmation requirement imposed by order of the County Court of Common Pleas in Cuyahoga (Cleveland) and Franklin (Columbus) counties in Ohio is also beginning to show up in the data.
It should probably be noted that the most aggressive efforts to address the epic forgery, perjury, document fabrication and fraud on the courts are NOT in states which have the highest foreclosure volumes, so while the effects in those states is dramatic, the influence on the national statistics is still modest.