Foreclosure filings again trended downward in July due to federal and state moratoriums, even as mortgage delinquency rates climb, according to ATTOM Data Solutions' latest U.S. foreclosure market report.

Last month there were 8,892 U.S. properties under foreclosure filings, whether default notices, scheduled auctions or bank repossessions. That's down 4% from June and 83% from a year ago, the report said.

ATTOM is the parent company of RealtyTrac, a foreclosure listings portal, and it collects foreclosure filing data from over 2,200 counties nationally, accounting for more than 90% of the U.S. population.

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Meredith Hobbs

Meredith Hobbs writes about the Atlanta legal community and the business of law. Contact her at [email protected] or 404.419.2837. On Twitter: @MeredithHobbs.