The South Florida metro area, including Palm Beach County, is among the highest in the nation when it comes to foreclosure rates in July. 

Statewide, foreclosure activity in Florida went down by 30 percent from the same time last year, but our state continues to have the nation's highest foreclosure rate. 

This according to RealtyTrac, which says 1 out of 469 Florida homes had a foreclosure filing last month, more than two and a half times the national average.