Homeowners in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut face some of the highest projected foreclosure rates over the next five years, while homeowners in Washington State, Maryland and Virginia can expect some of the lowest, according to a Fitch Investor Services mortgage default model.

New Jersey will take the hardest hit, the model said, predicting lenders would foreclose on 170 of every 10,000 mortgages. Connecticut was second with foreclosure rates projected in 144 of every 10,000, or 1.44%. Essex-Bergen-Passaic counties in New Jersey, figured separately from the rest of the state because of different economic factors, rated a close third at 1.43%

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