Friday, February 23, 2018

Black Knight: National Mortgage Delinquency Rate decreased in January

by Bill McBride on 2/23/2018 08:30:00 AM

From Black Knight: Black Knight’s First Look: Mortgage Delinquencies Decline Sharply in January; Hurricanes’ Lingering Impact on Performance Continues

• Calendar-driven effects and fewer hurricane-related delinquencies resulted in a 210,000-loan decline in the number of past-due mortgages

• Despite an 8.6 percent monthly decline, delinquencies remain 1.3 percent above last year’s levels

• 146,000 loans remain delinquent as a result of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, 132,000 of which are seriously delinquent (90 or more days past due)

• An early look at January data on the mortgage market in Puerto Rico shows an additional 57,000 loans still delinquent as a result of Hurricane Maria, with 49,000 seriously delinquent

• The population of loans in active foreclosure rose 6,000 month-over-month, marking only the second monthly rise in more than five years
According to Black Knight's First Look report for January, the percent of loans delinquent decreased 8.6% in January compared to December, and increased 1.3% year-over-year.

The percent of loans in the foreclosure process increased 1.8% in January and were down 30% over the last year.

Black Knight reported the U.S. mortgage delinquency rate (loans 30 or more days past due, but not in foreclosure) was 4.31% in January, down from 4.71% in December.

The percent of loans in the foreclosure process increased slightly in January to 0.66%.

The number of delinquent properties, but not in foreclosure, is up 40,000 properties year-over-year, and the number of properties in the foreclosure process is down 144,000 properties year-over-year.

Black Knight: Percent Loans Delinquent and in Foreclosure Process
In Foreclosure0.66%0.65%0.94%1.30%
Number of properties:
Number of properties that are delinquent, but not in foreclosure:2,202,0002,412,0002,162,0002,575,000
Number of properties in foreclosure pre-sale inventory:337,000331,000481,000659,000
Total Properties2,539,0002,743,0002,643,0003,234,000