Nationwide foreclosure filings rose 15% in January from a year earlier and exceeded 300,000 for the 11th consecutive month, as modification programs failed to keep delinquent borrowers in their homes, RealtyTrac Inc. said.

A total of 315,716 properties received a notice of default, auction or bank seizure last month, or one in 409 households, the Irvine, Calif., seller of default data said Thursday.

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