FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact:
Lamar Henderson
Public Information Officer
Boone County, MO
573-886-4312
lhenderson@boonecountymo.org

Boone County Recorder publishes foreclosure and real estate recording volume reports

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

COLUMBIA, July 7, 2011 — Boone County Recorder of Deeds Bettie Johnson has announced that her office will publish two statistical reports monthly on the Recorder’s website (http://showmeboone.com/RECORDER/). One report covers the number of Trustee’s Deeds recorded in the county, while the other lists total real estate recordings.

Links to the downloadable PDF reports are available on the website’s left-hand menu under the heading Statistics.

The first report, Total Trustee's Deeds Under Foreclosure, details the number of properties resulting in a Trustee’s Deed being recorded in the public record in Boone County. The report lists the number of deeds by month going back to 1986.

The second report, Real Estate Recording Volume, lists the total number of real estate documents recorded at the Recorder’s office by month back to 1993. The highest, second highest and third highest volume by month are color coded in the report for easy identification.

In addition to the reports’ uses within the different offices of Boone County government, Johnson said that this information may be valuable for real estate agents, mortgage lenders and other professionals who deal with real estate issues as a gauge of the health of the market in Boone County.

“It’s sort of a capsule of what Boone County has done in recording real estate documents over this time period,” Johnson said. “Right now, with the way the market is, foreclosures are a huge discussion. A lot of people want to know how Boone County is doing on foreclosures. Are we lower or higher than we have been in the past? What they don’t realize is that we have traditionally tracked it.”

Johnson said that the reports will be updated during the first week of each month. You can contact the Recorder of Deeds Office at 573-886-4345 if you have any questions about the reports.

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Media Contact:
Lamar Henderson
Public Information Officer
Boone County, MO
573-886-4312
lhenderson@boonecountymo.org