Lenders completed 4,624 foreclosures last year, bringing the state's foreclosure rate down to 1.5 percent of all mortgages, real estate research from CoreLogic Inc. said today. The national foreclosure rate was 2.1 percent in December, according to a release. There were 620,111 completed foreclosures across the country in 2013 compared with 820,498 in 2012, a decrease of 24 percent, CoreLogic said. Since the financial crisis began in September 2008, approximately 4.8 million foreclosures have been completed across the country. As a basis of comparison, prior to the decline in the housing market in 2007, completed foreclosures averaged 21,000 per month nationwide between 2000 and 2006, according to the release.