Tuesday, November 23, 2010

LPS: Over 4.3 million loans 90+ days or in foreclosure

by Bill McBride on 11/23/2010 04:10:00 PM

LPS Applied Analytics released their October Mortgage Performance data today. According to LPS:

• The average number of days delinquent for loans in foreclosure is a record 492 days
• Over 4.3 million loans are 90 days or more delinquent or in foreclosure
• Foreclosure sales plummeted by 35% in October (as a result of the widespread moratoria)
• Nearly 20% of loans that have been delinquent more than two years are still not in foreclosure

Delinquency Rate Click on graph for larger image in new window.

This graph provided by LPS Applied Analytics shows the percent delinquent, percent in foreclosure, and total non-current mortgages.

The percent in the foreclosure process is trending up because of the foreclosure moratoriums.

According to LPS, 9.29 percent of mortgages are delinquent, and another 3.92 are in the foreclosure process for a total of 13.20 percent. It breaks down as:

• 2.72 million loans less than 90 days delinquent.
• 2.24 million loans 90+ days delinquent.
• 2.09 million loans in foreclosure process.

For a total of 7.04 million loans delinquent or in foreclosure.

This is similar to the quarterly data from the Mortgage Bankers Association.

Note: I've seen some people include these 7+ million delinquent loans as "shadow inventory". This is not correct because 1) some of these loans will cure, and 2) some of these homes are already listed for sale (so they are included in the visible inventory).