Rockland, Dutchess, Ulster, Putnam see rise in foreclosures

A file photo of a foreclosure auction sign.

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A file photo of a foreclosure auction sign. Foreclosures climbed in Rockland, Ulster and Putnam counties and nearly tripled in Dutchess in the first half of 2012, compared to the same time period in 2011. (Feb. 16, 2012) (Credit: AP)

Westchester County property foreclosures in the year's first half declined from the same period a year ago and remained far below national levels, according to new data, but a real estate attorney said the picture is being masked by systemic delays in initiating the process.

Meanwhile, foreclosures declined sharply in Orange County, but climbed in Rockland, Ulster and Putnam counties and...

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