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The number of homes hit with foreclosure-related filings during the first six months of the year fell nearly 11 percent from the same period a year ago, to 1.05 million homes, according to public records aggregated by RealtyTrac.

Compared to the second half of 2011, however, foreclosure activity was up more than 2 percent, with 1 in every 126 U.S. housing units receiving a foreclosure filing.