The number of foreclosures completed in December fell 40% from a year earlier, according to data released Tuesday by CoreLogic.

There were a total of 21,000 completed foreclosures in December, down from 36,000 the year before, CoreLogic said in a news release. The national foreclosure inventory was 329,000 in December, representing a 30% drop from 467,000 homes in 2015.

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