Foreclosures Finally Settling Down?

Casey Fleming

This is a quick update from one of my favorite sources for economic analysis, the Calculated Risk Blog.

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac: Mortgage Serious Delinquency rates declined in March

Posted: 01 May 2013 03:09 PM PDT

Fannie Mae reported that the Single-Family Serious Delinquency rate declined in March to 3.02% from 3.13% in February. The serious delinquency rate is down from 3.67% in March 2012, and this is the lowest level since February 2009.

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

Freddie Mac reported that the Single-Family serious delinquency rate declined in March to 3.03% from 3.15% in February. Freddie’s rate is down from 3.51% in March 2012, and this is the lowest level since June 2009. Freddie’s serious delinquency rate peaked in February 2010 at 4.20%.

Note: These are mortgage loans that are “three monthly payments or more past due or in foreclosure”.

Fannie Freddie Seriously Delinquent Rate

Although this indicates some progress, the “normal” serious delinquency rate is under 1%.

At the recent rate of improvement, the serious delinquency rate will not be under 1% until 2017 or later.

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