Mortgage Delinquency Rate Declined, Lowest Since November 2008

Freddie Mac reported that the Single-Family serious delinquency rate declined in June to 1.53%, down from 1.58% in May. Freddie’s rate is down from 2.07% in June 2014, and the rate in June was the lowest level since November 2008.

Freddie’s serious delinquency rate peaked in February 2010 at 4.20%.

These are mortgage loans that are “three monthly payments or more past due or in foreclosure”.

Note: Fannie Mae will report their Single-Family Serious Delinquency rate for May later today.Fannie Freddie Seriously Delinquent Rate
Although the rate is declining, the “normal” serious delinquency rate is under 1%.

The serious delinquency rate has fallen 0.54 percentage points over the last year, and at that rate of improvement, the serious delinquency rate will not be below 1% until mid-2016.

So even though delinquencies and distressed sales are declining, I expect an above normal level of Fannie and Freddie distressed sales through 2016 (mostly in judicial foreclosure states).

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