Published: Sep 13, 2012 8:11 AM EDT
Updated: Sep 13, 2012 10:06 AM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Foreclosures are once again on the rise in the Florida.  The state ranks second in the Nation for homes receiving the notice.

The news isn't much better for the Cape Coral Fort Myers area,  which is once again in the nation's top 20 for metro areas.  Lee County ranks 14th in the Nation and eighth in the state.

Fort Myers leads the county with 388 homes receiving a notice.  In Collier county, 375 homes received a notice and most of them were in Naples.

In Charlotte county, 336 homes received a notice, with most of them in Port Charlotte.

According to foreclosure listing firm Realtytrac, Florida is one of the few states that saw an increase from year to year as the courts are catching up with the backlog of paperwork.

Across the nation, fewer homes were placed on the foreclosure track.