An Ohio law taking effect today speeds up the process for foreclosing on vacant and abandoned properties.

Foreclosure activity in central Ohio decline last month.

Foreclosures declined by 5 percent in central Ohio last month.

Foreclosure Activity Decreases

Aug 15, 2013

The U.S. is on track to end the year with the fewest homes repossessed by lenders in six years.

The foreclosure listing service RealtyTrac says Ohio foreclosure filings fell sharply in May, but the state had one of the highest rates in the country.

Ohio foreclosure filings rose in February as lenders continued working through a backlog of cases.

The Franklin County Clerk of Courts says foreclosure filings fell in January for the sixth time in the last seven months.

The foreclosure listing service RealtyTrac says sales of U.S. homes facing foreclosure are on the rise and outpacing sales of bank-owned homes.