Foreclosure data provider addresses criticism over numbers

RealtyTrac to provide quarterly counts of 'unique households' in foreclosure

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Responding to critics who say its reports overstate the magnitude of the housing downturn, RealtyTrac next week plans to begin providing quarterly, state-by-state breakouts of the number of unique households that are in some stage of the foreclosure process, while continuing to provide its monthly reports on total foreclosure filings.