Report: Suffolk has highest foreclosure rate in NY

More Long Islanders are having a hard time holding on to their homes, with Suffolk County on the top of a state list for foreclosures, according to RealtyTrac, a real estate data company.

Last year, the report had Suffolk County in second place for the most homes in foreclosure in the state.

Nassau County also moved up a spot this year, coming in fourth on RealtyTrac's list.

Experts say the rising foreclosure rates on Long Island stem from the easy credit years when unqualified buyers flooded the Long Island real estate market.

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