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LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Area code 30045 in Lawrenceville has the highest rate of foreclosure notices in the nation.

Although foreclosures within the country are decreasing, particular neighborhoods such as the 30045 zip code are experiencing the opposite.

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According to a CNN report and Realty Trac/Zillow survey, almost 13% of the 11,232 housing units in zip code 30045 were hit with a notice of default, auction notice, bank repossession or other filing in 2012. Homeowners in this area have seen a drastic decrease in their home value, with many homeowners falling way behind on their mortgage payments.

According to RealtyTrac, Georgia ranks number four in the higest foreclosure rate.