The foreclosure rate for homes in the Charleston metro region continues to decline, but the region’s rate is higher than the national average, according to report released today.

Real estate information firm CoreLogic reported that 3.09 percent of homes were in some form of foreclosure in the Charleston region in April, down from 4.02 for the month in 2012.

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The Charleston region’s foreclosure rate for April was higher than South Carolina’s 2.80 percent rate and the 2.65 national average, the agency reported.