by Bill McBride on 11/26/2014 08:21:00 PM
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Fannie Mae reported yesterday that the Single-Family Serious Delinquency rate declined in October to 1.92% from 1.96% in September. The serious delinquency rate is down from 2.48% in October 2013, and this is the lowest level since October 2008.
The Fannie Mae serious delinquency rate peaked in February 2010 at 5.59%.
Earlier this week, Freddie Mac reported that the Single-Family serious delinquency rate declined in October to 1.91% from 1.96% in September. Freddie's rate is down from 2.48% in September 2013, and is at the lowest level since December 2008. 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".
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The Fannie Mae serious delinquency rate has fallen 0.56 percentage points over the last year, and at that pace the serious delinquency rate will be under 1% in 2016 - although the rate of decline has slowed recently.
Note: The "normal" serious delinquency rate is under 1%.
Maybe serious delinquencies will be close to normal in late 2016.