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The sale of foreclosed homes in Lee County dropped 14% in the last three months of 2012 from the same period in 2011. Statistics provided by RealtyTrac, an online marketplace for foreclosed homes, shows there were 1,497 foreclosures sold during the fourth quarter in Lee County, which was also a drop of 14% from the third quarter of 2012. The average price for a Lee County foreclosure sold in 2012 was $108,573, an increase of 12% from the previous year. 

The same RealtyTrac report indicates that the sale of foreclosed homes in Collier County increased a whopping 32% during the last three months of 2012 when compared with the fourth quarter of 2011. 722 foreclosed properties changed hands in Collier County during the last three months of the year. The average price for a foreclosure in Collier County was $167,843 in 2012, up 2% from 2011.

Statewide, the average price for a foreclosed home sold last year was $116,396, up 6% in 12 months.