Posted To: MND NewsWire

Even though many of the measures are already at record lows, mortgage delinquencies continue to tick downward according to Black Knight’s “first look” at December loan performance data. At the same time, the Single Month Mortality (SMM) rate, an indicator of mortgage loan prepayments, continues to increase, but at a slower rate. Mortgage delinquencies fell by 3.75 percent from November to December and were down 12.43 percent compared to December 2018. At the end of the month there were 1.80 million loans that were 30 days or more past due, although not in foreclosure, 3.40 percent of all mortgaged homes. That delinquency rate is 0.04 percent away from the record low set in May 2019. Serious delinquencies declined by 12,000 month over month and 84,000 on an annual basis. At the end of December…(read more)

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Source: Mortgage News Daily