Foreclosure activity declined in central Ohio last month compared with April.
Foreclosure activity in Ohio fell in February by 6 percent as compared with the previous month.
Banks repossessed 4 percent fewer U.S. homes in January as compared with December.
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.
The foreclosure listing firm RealtyTrac says banks initiated actions against nearly 59 thousand U.S. homes in October.
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 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.
Ohio foreclosure filings rose in February as lenders continued working through a backlog of cases.
The mortgage research firm RealtyTrac says foreclosure filings in Ohio fell by 23 percent in January from December's figures.
The listing service RealtyTrac says banks took possession of fewer U.S. homes in 2012 than a year earlier.
The foreclosure listing service RealtyTrac says sales of U.S. homes facing foreclosure are on the rise and outpacing sales of bank-owned homes.