Serious Delinquencies Lowest Since May 2020

Only 4.2% of all mortgages were in some stage of delinquency in July 2021, according to CoreLogic’s monthly Loan Performance Insights Report. This is a 2.3% drop from July 2020, when it was 6.5%, but higher than the pre-pandemic rate of 3.6%. The rate of early-stage delinquencies, ranging 20 to 59 days past due, dropped 0.4% year-over-year to 1.1%. Adverse delinquencies, 60 to 89 days past due, fell from 1% to 0.3% year-over-year. Delinquencies 90 or more days past due, or serious delinquencies, fell from 4.1% to 2.8%. It is the lowest serious delinquency rate since May 2020. The share of mortgages that transitioned from current to 30 days past due dropped from 0.8% to 0.6% year-over-year. The foreclosure inventory…

Average Homeowner Up $51k Since Q2 2020 As Home Values Soar

Homeowner equity grew $2.9 trillion since Q2 2020, up 29.3%, CoreLogic’s Homeowner Equity Report found. That shakes out to $51,500 in gains for the average borrower. Homeowners with mortgages make up roughly 63% of all residential properties in the U.S. Fifty-nine percent of borrowers reported they felt highly confident in their ability to make their mortgage payments in the coming year.  This is great news for underwater borrowers. The number of homes in negative equity has fallen 30% since Q2 2020. In Q2 2021 alone, the number of underwater homes fell 12% to 1.2 million homes, 2.3% of all mortgaged properties. The national aggregate value of negative equity dropped from $273.2 billion to $268 billion, a year-over-year decrease of about…