Foreclosure filings rose at the slowest pace in four years in February, RealtyTrac Inc. said Thursday.

A total of 308,524 properties received a notice of default, auction or seizure last month, or one in 418 households, the Irvine, Calif., seller of default data said. Filings rose 6% from a year earlier, the smallest increase since RealtyTrac began tracking annual changes in January 2006. They declined 2% from January.

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