by Bill McBride on 3/02/2017 06:31:00 PM
Thursday, March 02, 2017
Fannie Mae reported that the Single-Family Serious Delinquency rate was unchanged at 1.20% in January, from 1.20% in December. The serious delinquency rate is down from 1.55% in January 2016.
This ties last month as the lowest serious delinquency rate since March 2008.
These are mortgage loans that are "three monthly payments or more past due or in foreclosure".
The Fannie Mae serious delinquency rate peaked in February 2010 at 5.59%.
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Although the rate is declining, the "normal" serious delinquency rate is under 1%.
The Fannie Mae serious delinquency rate has fallen 0.35 percentage points over the last year, and at that rate of improvement, the serious delinquency rate will not be below 1% until later this year.
Note: Freddie Mac reported earlier.