Monday, August 31, 2009

Hope Now Mortgage Loss Mitigation Statistics

by Bill McBride on 8/31/2009 10:48:00 PM

Hope Now released the July Mortgage Loss Mitigation Statistics.

Most of the data concerns modifications - and those are not encouraging - but here are couple of graphs on delinquencies and foreclosures.

Hope Now Delinquent Click on graph for larger image in new window.

There are now more than 3 million mortgage loans 60+ delinquent based on the Hope Now statistics.

The Hope Now program covers approximately 73% of the total industry, so the total delinquent is probably over 4 million now.

Hope Now Foreclosures The second graph shows delinquent loans, and foreclosure starts and completions.

Foreclosure starts were above 283 thousand in July, and completions only 89 thousand. There is a lag between start and completion, and a number of loans cure or are modified.

But foreclosures are dwarfed by 60+ day delinquencies. Although there will probably be a surge in foreclosure sales later this year (based on the increase in foreclosure starts), the real question is how many of those delinquent loans will become foreclosures?

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