R.I. foreclosure rate decline in March sixth-largest in U.S.

RHODE ISLAND'S FORECLOSURE rate fell to 1.9 percent in March, posting the sixth-largest decline on a year-over-year basis, according to CoreLogic. The national foreclosure rate for March was 1.8 percent, and the Massachusetts rate was 1.2 percent. / COURTESY CORELOGIC
RHODE ISLAND'S FORECLOSURE rate fell to 1.9 percent in March, posting the sixth-largest decline on a year-over-year basis, according to CoreLogic. The national foreclosure rate for March was 1.8 percent, and the Massachusetts rate was 1.2 percent. / COURTESY CORELOGIC
IRVINE, Calif. – Rhode Island’s foreclosure rate fell to 1.9 percent in March from 3.1 percent a year earlier, the sixth-largest year-over-year decline among the 50 states, according to a report released Tuesday by real estate data firm CoreLogic. The 1.9 percent rate reported for March also represented a decline from February’s 2.1 percent foreclosure…

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