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Massachusetts foreclosures declined in 2012

Downward trend adds to positive outlook

Far fewer residents in Massachusetts lost their homes to foreclosure last year, another sign that the economy and the housing market have stabilized.

In December, lenders seized 265 homes, 65 percent less than a year earlier. And for all of 2012, completed foreclosures in Massachusetts dropped by nearly 13 percent from the prior year, to 7,424, according to Warren Group, a Boston firm that tracks real estate activity.

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