Syracuse among top 20 list of best foreclosure deals

Florida's Space Coast is No. 1 in the nation for the best foreclosure deals, and Syracuse is ranked at No. 17.

A study released Thursday by the firm RealtyTrac says the area around the Kennedy Space Center was best in the nation for getting a foreclosure deal last year.

Other Florida metro areas on the top 20 list were Lakeland, Tampa, Jacksonville, Orlando and Miami.

Five New York cities also made the list. They were Rochester in the number 2 spot, Albany following at number 3, metro New York at number 4, Poughkeepsie at number 8 and Syracuse at number 17.

RealtyTrac used four criteria to make their list: the month's supply of foreclosed properties; the percentage of foreclosure sales; the foreclosure discount; and the increase in the percentage of foreclosure activity in 2012.

View RealtyTracâ??s full report.