Only nine areas in the nation have a foreclosure rate lower than the Tri-Cities, says a report by California-based real estate information services, RealtyTrac.
The Tri-Cities was ranked 194th on a list of 203 metro areas with a population of 200,000 or more.
Las Vegas posted the nation's highest foreclosure rate, according to the RealtyTrac's year-end 2009 list released Thursday.
Four Sunbelt states accounted for all top 20 foreclosure rates in the nation.
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California accounted for nine of the top 20 cities with high foreclosure rates, followed by Florida with eight cities, Nevada with two and Arizona with one.
The highest-ranked metro area outside of those four states was Boise-Nampa, Idaho, which ranked 24th with 4.66 percent of its housing units receiving at leastone foreclosure notice last year.
The Tri-Cities' foreclosure rate was 0.27 percent last year based on 230 foreclosure filings.