The foreclosure rate in York-Hanover was 2.88 percent in February, the area's lowest since December 2011 when it was 2.72 percent, according to California-based real estate research firm CoreLogic.
The York-Hanover area was the only one in the midstate to report a decrease in foreclosures compared to February 2012.
Harrisburg-Carlisle posted a foreclosure rate of 2.08 percent, which was up from 1.95 percent last year, according to CoreLogic.
Meanwhile, Lancaster County saw its rate climb to 1.96 percent from 1.89 percent in February 2012.
Lebanon County saw marginal growth to 2.01 percent from 1.99 percent.
All four areas posted higher 90-day mortgage delinquency rates, according to CoreLogic.
In York-Hanover, the percentage jumped to 6.42 percent compared to 6.24 percent last February. In Harrisburg-Carlisle, it went up to 4.63 percent compared to 4.23 percent.
In Lancaster and Lebanon, delinquency rates rose to 3.95 percent from 3.85 percent and 4.74 percent from 4.33 percent, respectively.