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Thursday, November 01, 2012

Fannie Mae Serious Delinquency rate declined in September, Freddie Mac rate increases

by Calculated Risk on 11/01/2012 07:13:00 PM

Fannie Mae reported that the Single-Family Serious Delinquency rate declined in September to 3.41% from 3.44% August. The serious delinquency rate is down from 4.00% in September last year, and this is the lowest level since March 2009.

The Fannie Mae serious delinquency rate peaked in February 2010 at 5.59%.

Freddie Mac reported that the Single-Family serious delinquency rate increased in September to 3.37%, from 3.36% in August. Freddie's rate is down from 3.51% in September 2011. Freddie's serious delinquency rate peaked in February 2010 at 4.20%.

These are loans that are "three monthly payments or more past due or in foreclosure".

Fannie Freddie Seriously Delinquent RateClick on graph for larger image

In 2009, Fannie's serious delinquency rate increased faster than Freddie's rate. Since then, Fannie's rate has been falling faster - and now the rates are at about the same level.

Although this indicates some progress, the "normal" serious delinquency rate is under 1% - and it looks like it will be several more years until the rates back to normal.