Foreclosure activity down in state, up nationally in January

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Foreclosure activity down in state, up nationally in January

Banks took back more U.S. homes in January than in the previous month, the latest sign that foreclosures are accelerating after slowing sharply last year while lenders sorted out foreclosure-abuse claims.

Foreclosures rose 8 percent nationally from December, but were down 15 percent from a year earlier, foreclosure-listing firm RealtyTrac reported…

…Foreclosures in Washington state in January, however, fell 18 percent from December and 58 percent from January 2011.

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