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Monday, March 04, 2013

Fannie Mae Mortgage Serious Delinquency rate declined in January, Lowest since early 2009

by Calculated Risk on 3/04/2013 02:02:00 PM

Fannie Mae reported that the Single-Family Serious Delinquency rate declined in January to 3.18% from 3.29% in December 2012. The serious delinquency rate is down from 3.90% in January 2012, and this is the lowest level since March 2009.

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

Freddie Mac has not reported for January yet.

Note: 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 this indicates some progress, the "normal" serious delinquency rate is under 1%.  At the recent pace of improvement, it will take several years until the rates are back to normal.