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Thursday, March 12, 2009

S&P: Delinquencies Surge for HELOCs and Jumbo Prime Loans

by Calculated Risk on 3/12/2009 03:01:00 PM

From Dow Jones: S&P: Home-Loan Delinquencies Grow In January

Standard & Poor's said delinquencies of home-related loans climbed in January, with the rate surging in particular from December for home-equity lines of credit and prime-rated jumbo mortgages.
S&P said the smallest month-to-month increase as of the January distribution date was subprime mortgages ... The delinquency rates, though, still range from 42% of current total pool balances for 2005 to 49% for 2007.
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Subprime delinquency rates are still much higher than other categories, but HELOCs and Jumbo primes delinquencies are increasing at a faster rate. The delinquencies are moving up the value chain - we're all subprime now!