It's liable to be a rough ride ahead as foreclosures rise in what's been a sizzling heartland housing market.

As the Huffington Post reports, Stateline points to a number of problems as possible causes for an uptick in foreclosure starts in areas where houses have been a hot ticket—places like Denver, Austin, Dallas, Nashville and Columbus, Ohio.

And if it's bad in those areas, it has the potential to be much worse in weaker housing markets, according to James Gaines, chief economist at Texas A&M University's Real Estate Center.

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