WASHINGTON — The number of home retention actions taken by the largest banks in the first quarter was more than three times the amount of completed foreclosures, short sales and deed-in-lieu-of-foreclosure, according to a regulatory report released Thursday.

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency's quarterly mortgage metrics report found that the number of non-performing loans and foreclosures continued to decline while loans through the Home Affordable Modification Program jumped by nearly 50%.

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