The number for home foreclosures in Kansas rose in February from January, but remained well below the year-ago level.
A total of 794 homes entered some stage of foreclosure in February, according to real estate data firm RealtyTrac.
That means one Kansas home out of every 1,545 went into foreclosure last month.
Nationally, nearly 309,000 homes went into foreclosure, one in every 418. That was a 6 percent increase over February 2009.
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That was the smallest year-over-year increase since 2006, but it's still the 50th such increase in a row, said RealtyTrac CEO James Saccacio.
"This leveling of the foreclosure trend is not necessarily evidence that fewer homeowners are in distress and at risk for foreclosure," he said, "but rather that foreclosure prevention programs, legislation and other processing delays are in effect capping monthly foreclosure activity — albeit at a historically high level that will likely continue for an extended period."