BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The number of home foreclosure filings in Idaho has dropped by 8 percent since February. Idaho Business Review reports the state now ranks 21st in the nation for home foreclosures, down from its spot at 20th during the early months of 2012.

For years Idaho ranked among the top ten states with high foreclosure rates. But the state's ranking has gradually declined, and its current rate now falls below the national average.

Nationally, foreclosure filings dropped 1 percent during that same period according to data from RealtyTrac, a real estate information and database company. Those rates are the lowest they've been since mid-2007.