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Friday, April 26, 2019

Freddie Mac: Mortgage Serious Delinquency Rate Decreased in March

by Calculated Risk on 4/26/2019 03:31:00 PM

Freddie Mac reported that the Single-Family serious delinquency rate in March was 0.67%, down from 0.69% in February. Freddie's rate is down from 0.97% in March 2018.

Freddie's serious delinquency rate peaked in February 2010 at 4.20%.

This is the lowest serious delinquency rate for Freddie Mac since December 2007.

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

I expect the delinquency rate to decline to a cycle bottom in the 0.5% to 0.7% range - so this is close to a bottom.

Note: Fannie Mae will report for March soon.