Mortgage delinquencies decline in October;   Foreclosures on the rise

The U.S. mortgage loan delinquency rate was 7.93 percent of all home loans in October, down 2.0 percent from the month before and down a whopping 14.6 percent from a year ago, according to the “First-Look” report issued by Lender Processing Services, one of the countries largest loan servicers and aggregators of loan performance data. The foreclosure rate, on the other hand, was 4.29 percent in October, a 2.5 percent increase from the month before and a 9.4 percent increase from a year ago.

Total U.S. loan delinquency rate (loans 30 or more days past due, but not in foreclosure):  


Month-over-month change in delinquency rate: -2.0%
Year-over-year change in delinquency rate: -14.6%
Total U.S foreclosure pre-sale inventory rate: 4.29%
Month-over-month change in foreclosure presale inventory rate: 2.5%
Year-over-year change in foreclosure presale inventory rate: 9.4%
Number of properties that are 30 or more days past due, but not in foreclosure: (A) 4,088,000
Number of properties that are 90 or more days delinquent, but not in foreclosure: 1,759,000
Number of properties in foreclosure pre-sale inventory: (B) 2,210,000
Number of properties that are 30 or more days delinquent or in foreclosure: (A+B) 6,298,000
States with highest percentage of non-current* loans: FL, MS, NV, NJ, IL
States with the lowest percentage of non-current* loans: MT, WY, SD, AK, ND

Source: LPS “First Look” Mortgage Report, October, 2011

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