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State sees 63 percent fall in foreclosure activity

January number is lowest since 2006

Massachusetts foreclosure activity slowed significantly in January, another positive indicator for the state’s housing market, according to data released Tuesday.

During the month, 292 homeowners lost their properties to foreclosure, a 63 percent decrease compared with January 2012 and the lowest number since 2006, according to Warren Group, a Boston company that tracks local real estate.

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