CHICAGO (AP) -- Illinois home foreclosure activity fell 6 percent in August compared to July, and has fallen almost 60 percent in the last year.
A report released Thursday by Irvine, Calif.-based RealtyTrac shows Illinois with 7,289 foreclosure filings in August. That represents a rate of one in every 725 housing units -- the eighth-highest in the nation.
Filings include default notices, auction-sale notices and bank repossessions.
Nevada had the highest foreclosure rate in August -- one in every 359 housing units. Other states with foreclosure rates worse than Illinois were Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Maryland, Ohio and Utah.
Nationally, the foreclosure rate in August was almost 2 percent lower than in July and 34 percent lower than August of 2012.