Friday, August 25, 2017

Freddie Mac: Mortgage Serious Delinquency rate unchanged in July

by Bill McBride on 8/25/2017 11:30:00 AM

Freddie Mac reported that the Single-Family serious delinquency rate in July was at 0.85%, unchanged from 0.85% in June.  Freddie's rate is down from 1.08% in July 2016.

Freddie's serious delinquency rate peaked in February 2010 at 4.20%.

This ties last month as the lowest serious delinquency rate since April 2008.

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

Although the rate is still generally declining, the rate of decline has slowed.

Maybe the rate will decline another 0.2 to 0.3 percentage points or so to a cycle bottom, but this is pretty close to normal.

Note: Fannie Mae will report for July soon.