While its numbers are going down, Florida once again has a greater percentage of distressed homes than anywhere else in the nation.

The state's foreclosure inventory — properties in some stage of foreclosure — stood at 6.6 percent of all mortgaged homes in November, data provider CoreLogic reported.

While that was down from 10.4 percent a year earlier, Florida continues to have more than three times the U.S. average of such inventory.

Florida had the highest number of completed foreclosures over the past year, with 114,654, which represented 18.5 percent of the national total.

The Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater region posted the highest foreclosure inventory, at 7.6 percent, among the nation's 25 largest metro areas. That was down from 10.5 percent over the year.

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford was second, at 6.7 percent.

Nationwide, 2.1 percent of all mortgaged homes were in foreclosure in November, down from 3.0 percent a year earlier.

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