Friday, June 29, 2012

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Serious Delinquency rates declined in May

by Bill McBride on 6/29/2012 04:41:00 PM

Fannie Mae reported that the Single-Family Serious Delinquency rate declined in May to 3.57% from 3.63% April. The serious delinquency rate is down from 4.14% in May last year, and this is the lowest level since April 2009.

The Fannie Mae serious delinquency rate peaked in February 2010 at 5.59%.

Freddie Mac reported that the Single-Family serious delinquency rate declined slightly in May to 3.50%, from 3.51% in April. Freddie's rate is only down from 3.53% in May 2011. Freddie's serious delinquency rate peaked in February 2010 at 4.20%.

These are loans that are "three monthly payments or more past due or in foreclosure".

Fannie Freddie Seriously Delinquent RateClick on graph for larger image

I don't know why Fannie's delinquency rate is falling faster than for Freddie.

The "normal" serious delinquency rate is under 1%, so there is a long way to go.

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