When I should be thinking about laying on a beach chair by the pool, I'm instead trolling through the Recorder of Deeds database to see if I can discover the number of foreclosure actions in the District. Turns out you can.
My database excursion was prompted by someone who wanted to know how to determine whether a particular property is going into foreclosure. I did a search on "Notice Foreclosure Sale" for April 2008 and discovered that 250 notices had been filed.
That's compared to 59 in April 2007.
Have a great Memorial Day!