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Thursday, February 27, 2020

Freddie Mac: Mortgage Serious Delinquency Rate Decreased in January, Lowest since 2007

by Calculated Risk on 2/27/2020 04:43:00 PM

Freddie Mac reported that the Single-Family serious delinquency rate in January was 0.60%, down from 0.63% in December. Freddie's rate is down from 0.70% in January 2019.

This the lowest delinquency rate since November 2007.

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

I expect the delinquency rate to decline to a cycle bottom in the 0.4% to 0.6% range - so this is close to a bottom.

Note: Fannie Mae will report for January soon.