There were 49,000 completed foreclosures nationally in June, down from 54,000 in June 2013, a decrease of 9.9%, according to CoreLogic's latest National Foreclosure Report.
Foreclosures were up by 2.7% in June from the 48,000 reported in May. For comparison, before the decline in the housing market in 2007, completed foreclosures averaged 21,000 per month nationwide between 2000 and 2006. Completed foreclosures indicate the total number of homes actually lost to foreclosure. Since September 2008, there have been approximately 5.1 million completed foreclosures in the U.S.