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, 4.4
percent of mortgages were in some stage of delinquency (30 days or more
past due including those in foreclosure) in March 2017. This represents
a 0.8 percentage point decline in the overall delinquency rate compared
with March 2016 when it was 5.2 percent.
As of March 2017, the foreclosure inventory rate, which measures the
share of mortgages in some stage of the foreclosure process, was 0.8
percent compared with 1 percent in March 2016. The serious delinquency
rate, defined as 90 days or more past due including loans in
foreclosure, was 2.1 percent, down from 2.7 percent in March 2016.
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.
Early-stage delinquencies, defined as 30-59 days past due, fell to 1.7
percent in March 2017, down from 1.9 percent in March 2016 and the
lowest level since January 2000. The share of mortgages that were 60-89
days past due in March 2017 was 0.59 percent, down slightly from 0.63
percent in March 2016.
“Early-stage mortgage performance continues to improve at a steady pace,
especially for 30-59-day delinquencies which fell to 1.7 percent, the
lowest rate for any month since January 2000,” said Dr. Frank Nothaft,
chief economist for CoreLogic. “Late-stage serious delinquency rates
continue to decline, falling to their lowest levels since November 2007.”
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 0.6 percent in March 2017, down from 0.7 percent
in March 2016 and the lowest for any month since January 2000. 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.
“Dropping delinquency and foreclosure rates reflect the beneficial
impact of stringent post-crisis underwriting standards as well as better
fundamentals such as higher employment, household formation and home
price gains,” said Frank Martell, president and CEO of CoreLogic.
“Looking ahead, we expect these positive trends to continue as the
industry shifts its focus toward solving supply shortages and looming
affordability crises in an increasing number of markets.”
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 March 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. Generally, homes with no mortgage liens are not
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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