HOUSTON (Houston Business Journal) – Foreclosures in Texas last month were up 22 percent over January 2010, according to a report released yesterday by RealtyTrac.

Texas had a total of 14,897 foreclosure filings last month. That was about 33.5 percent more than in December 2010 and represented about one in every 653 homes.

Harris County had the bulk of filings — about 3,875.

At the national level, foreclosure filings increased 17 percent year-over-year in January to about 261,333, or about one in every 497 housing units.

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