by Bill McBride on 9/28/2016 04:40:00 PM
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Freddie Mac reported that the Single-Family serious delinquency rate declined in August to 1.03%, down from 1.08% in July. Freddie's rate is down from 1.45% in August 2015.
This is the lowest rate since July 2008.
Freddie's serious delinquency rate peaked in February 2010 at 4.20%.
These are mortgage loans that are "three monthly payments or more past due or in foreclosure".
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Although the rate is generally declining, the "normal" serious delinquency rate is under 1%.
The Freddie Mac serious delinquency rate has fallen 0.42 percentage points over the last year, and at that rate of improvement, the serious delinquency rate could be below 1% in next month (September).
Note: Fannie Mae will report in the next few days.