Foreclosure activity across the United States dropped toan eight-year low in May as banks reclaimed fewer homes and foreclosure starts saw their lowest levels in years, RealtyTrac said in a report on Tuesday.
RealtyTrac, which tracks and maintains housing market data, said 109,824 properties across the country were at some stage of the foreclosure process in May. That marked a 5 percent decline from April and left foreclosure activity—foreclosure notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions—26 percent below the year-ago level.
May was the 44th consecutive month foreclosure activity was down on an annual basis, a sign of the housing market’s steady progress toward recovery.
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