Foreclosures to increase in 20 U.S. areas, especially Florida, says RealtyTrac by Jim Townsend in Real Estate 07 Jan 2013 While U.S. foreclosures in general decreased this past year, RealtyTrac is forecasting an increase in short sales and bank-owned property sales for 2013, in 20 metro areas. Six of these are in Florida. Part of the reason, the distressed-property site reported, is that REOs (Real Estate Owned) and fThis article is only available to AIM Group clients. Please subscribe now or log in to view. Share florida foreclosureforeclosurerealtytracreo Jim Townsend Jim Townsend, editorial director and a principal of the AIM Group, is a career journalist, consultant and interactive media pioneer with more than 35 years of experience in news management. Townsend joined the AIM Group in 2001 as an analyst and consultant and became a part-owner in 2003. He is based in Houston. He leads a global team of analysts who report media industry trends in North and South America, Europe, India, Asia, Australia and other countries in the Pacific Rim.