Home foreclosures in North Carolina decreased 5 percent from October, real estate firm RealtyTrac reported Thursday. However, the number of 3,273 properties in some state of foreclosure was 17 percent higher than one year ago. North Carolina ranked 36th lowest among states overall. According to RealtyTrac, 1,321 properties were listed for foreclosure, some 405 notices of default were issued, and 1,547 properties were foreclosed and repurchased by a bank. The total number of properties in some state of foreclosure fell to its lowest total in the past five months.
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