IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CoreLogic® (NYSE: CLGX), a leading global property
information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider, today
released its monthly Loan
Performance Insights Report which shows that, nationally, 4.5
percent of mortgages were in some stage of delinquency (30 days or more
past due including those in foreclosure) in May 2017. This represents a
0.8 percentage point decline in the overall delinquency rate compared
with May 2016 when it was 5.3 percent.
As of May 2017, the foreclosure inventory rate, which measures the share
of mortgages in some stage of the foreclosure process, was 0.7 percent
compared with 1 percent in May 2016. The serious delinquency rate,
defined as 90 days or more past due including loans in foreclosure, was
2 percent, unchanged from April 2017 and down from 2.6 percent in May
2016. The 2 percent serious delinquency rate in April and May this year
was the lowest since November 2007 when it was also 2 percent.
Measuring early-stage delinquency rates is important for analyzing the
health of the mortgage market. To comprehensively monitor mortgage
performance, CoreLogic examines all stages of delinquency as well as
transition rates, which indicate the percentage of mortgages moving from
one stage of delinquency to the next.
The rate for early-stage delinquencies, defined as 30-59 days past due,
was 1.9 percent in May 2017, down from 2 percent in May 2016. The share
of mortgages that were 60-89 days past due in May 2017 was 0.63 percent,
down slightly from 0.66 percent in May 2016.
“Strong employment growth and home price increases have contributed to
improved mortgage performance,” said Dr. Frank Nothaft, chief economist
for CoreLogic. “Early-stage delinquencies are hovering around 17-year
lows, and the current-to-30-day past due transition rate remained low at
0.8 percent. However, the same positive economic conditions helping
performance have also contributed to a lack of affordable supply,
creating challenges for homebuyers.”
Since early-stage delinquencies can be volatile, CoreLogic also analyzes
transition rates. The share of mortgages that transitioned from current
to 30-days past due was 0.8 percent in May 2017 compared with 0.9
percent in May 2016, a 0.1 percentage point decrease year over year. By
comparison, in January 2007, just before the start of the financial
crisis, the current-to-30-day transition rate was 1.2 percent and it
peaked in November 2008 at 2 percent.
“A prolonged period of relatively tight underwriting criteria has driven
delinquencies down to pre-crisis levels across many parts of the
country,” said Frank Martell, president and CEO of CoreLogic. “As
pressure to relax underwriting standards increases, the industry needs
to proceed carefully and take progressive, sensible actions that protect
hard-fought improvements in mortgage performance.”
For ongoing housing trends and data, visit the CoreLogic Insights Blog: www.corelogic.com/blog.
The data in this report represents foreclosure and delinquency activity
reported through May 2017.
The data in this report accounts for only first liens against a property
and does not include secondary liens. The delinquency, transition and
foreclosure rates are measured only against homes that have an
outstanding mortgage. Homes without mortgage liens are not typically
subject to foreclosure and are, therefore, excluded from the analysis.
Approximately one-third of homes nationally are owned outright and do
not have a mortgage. CoreLogic has approximately 85 percent coverage of
U.S. foreclosure data.
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