There’s a sharp uptick in banks repossessing homes in Michigan.
In 2015, 31,000 Michigan homes were in the foreclosure process. That’s similar to the numbers before the Great Recession.
"Very commonly, those will be investor properties that were picked up with the desire to flip because they were so low cost, but have ended up back in foreclosure," says Blomquist.
Blomquist says foreclosure starts in Michigan were down 14% in 2015.