A new study shows banks are doing a better job of maintaining foreclosed homes in white neighborhoods than in neighborhoods of color.
The foreclosure listing service Realtytrac says foreclosure activity in Ohio declined by 11.6 percent last month.
The Ohio Supreme Court says the number of new mortgage foreclosures in the state declined in 2013 for the fourth consecutive year.
Banks repossessed 4 percent fewer U.S. homes in January as compared with December.
Former Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann went before the Ohio Supreme Court this week.
The number of U.S homes entering the foreclosure process or repossessed by lenders in November fell by 10 percent from October, and by 32 percent from the same month a year ago.
Ohio has joined a multi-state study of the social, health and economic effects of recent federal efforts to prevent foreclosure among the unemployed.
A fund set up to help people facing foreclosure is being eyed by others who’ve been working on the housing crisis, who want to use it for something else.
Ohio foreclosure activity rose by 12 percent in April to the third-highest level in the nation, fueled by an increase in repossessions and sheriff's auctions.
The mortgage research firm RealtyTrac says foreclosure filings in Ohio fell by 23 percent in January from December's figures.