Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Freddie Mac: Mortgage Serious Delinquency Rate Decreased Slightly in February

by Bill McBride on 3/27/2018 04:49:00 PM

Freddie Mac reported that the Single-Family serious delinquency rate in February was 1.06%, down from 1.07% in January. Freddie's rate is up from 0.98% in February 2017.

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". 

Fannie Freddie Seriously Delinquent RateClick on graph for larger image

The recent increase in the delinquency rate was due to the hurricanes - no worries about the overall market (These are serious delinquencies, so it took three months late to be counted).

After the hurricane bump, maybe the rate will decline to a cycle bottom in the 0.5% to 0.8% range.

Note: Fannie Mae will report for February soon.