Friday, August 30, 2013

Fannie Mae: Mortgage Serious Delinquency rate declined in July, Lowest since December 2008

by Bill McBride on 8/30/2013 04:14:00 PM

Fannie Mae reported today that the Single-Family Serious Delinquency rate declined in July to 2.70% from 2.77% in June. The serious delinquency rate is down from 3.50% in July 2012, and this is the lowest level since December 2008.

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

Earlier Freddie Mac reported that the Single-Family serious delinquency rate declined in July to 2.70% from 2.79% in June. Freddie's rate is down from 3.42% in July 2012, and this is the lowest level since April 2009. Freddie's serious delinquency rate peaked in February 2010 at 4.20%..

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

Fannie Freddie Seriously Delinquent RateClick on graph for larger image

The Fannie Mae serious delinquency rate has fallen 0.8 percentage points over the last year, and at that pace the serious delinquency rate will be under 1% in just under 2 years. Note: The "normal" serious delinquency rate is under 1%.

Maybe serious delinquencies will be back to normal in mid-2015.

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