Foreclosure activity in Kansas and Missouri dropped sharply in July 2014 compared to a year ago. 507 properties in Kansas were facing default notices, scheduled auction and bank repossessions last month. That was down 30.2 % from July 2013. However, compared to June 2013 foreclosure actions were up 24% statewide. In Missouri 736 properties were scheduled for foreclosure down 48% on an annual basis from July 2013 and down 22% from June 2013. Nationwide 109,434 properties were in some stage of the foreclosure process in July 2014, and 2% increase from July 2014. Depspite the rise, foreclosure activity was 16 % below a year ago. It was the 46th consecutive month in which activity declined on an annual basis.