Tuesday, July 14, 2015

CoreLogic: "Foreclosure Rate of 1.3 Percent is Back to December 2007 Levels"

by Bill McBride on 7/14/2015 12:40:00 PM

From CoreLogic: National Overview through May 2015

A CoreLogic analysis shows 41,000 foreclosures were completed in May 2015, a 19.2 percent year-over-year decline from 51,000 in May 2014. By comparison, before the decline in the housing market in 2007, completed foreclosures averaged 21,000 per month nationwide between 2000 and 2006.
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Approximately 491,000 homes in the United States were in some stage of foreclosure as of May 2015, compared to 676,000 in May 2014, a decrease of 27.4 percent. This was the 43rd consecutive month with a year-over-year decline. As of May 2015, the foreclosure inventory represented 1.3 percent of all homes with a mortgage, compared to 1.7 percent in May 2014.
CoreLogic Foreclosure Inventory Click on graph for larger image.

Here is a map from the May report that shows foreclosure inventory by state.

Some key "bubble" states - like Arizona and California - have mostly recovered.

Several judicial foreclosure states - like New Jersey and Florida - are still struggling.