Colorado foreclosures down 28 percent this year

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Foreclosures in Colorado are down steeply as 2011 nears an end.

The state Division of Housing says that foreclosures are down 28 percent.

Year-to-date through November, the county with the largest decreases in foreclosure filings, year-over-year, were Mesa County, where filings decreased by more than 35 percent. Foreclosure filings were down more than 32 percent in Denver County.

Pueblo County reported the smallest decline in filings with a decrease of 12.5 percent from the first eleven months of 2010 to the same period this year. All counties surveyed reported year-over-year decreases in foreclosure filings.