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Prepayments Fall; Foreclosures Rise

According to Black Knight’sfirst look” at October 2022 month-end mortgage performance data, prepayments fell to a record low of 0.48%, well below the previous record of 0.55% and the lowest since Black Knight began reporting this metric in 2000. 

Looking at delinquencies, the national rate rose 4.5% to 2.91%, up 12 basis points from September, which was mostly driven by a 9.4% rise in 30-day delinquencies. Loans that were 60-days past due were up 2.9% in October while mortgages 90-days past due saw continued improvement over the last few months dropping 1.5%. 

Florida led the nation in the 19,000 loan jump in early delinquencies, indicating early numbers of homeowners who stopped paying their mortgages due to damage or destruction from Hurricane Ian. 

Foreclosure starts came in at 19,600—representing a 7% increase—but still remain 55% below numbers reported before the COVID-19 pandemic. 

By the numbers: 

Total U.S. loan delinquency rate (loans 30 or more days past due, but not in foreclosure): 2.91% 

Month-over-month change: 4.45% 

Year-over-year change: -22.32% 

  

Total U.S. foreclosure pre-sale inventory rate: 0.35% 

Month-over-month change: 0.42% 

Year-over-year change: 33.22% 

  

Total U.S. foreclosure starts: 19,600         

Month-over-month change: 6.52% 

Year-over-year change: 390.00% 

  

Monthly prepayment rate (SMM): 0.48% 

Month-over-month change: -16.48% 

Year-over-year change: -75.47% 

  

Foreclosure sales as % of 90+: 0.59% 

Month-over-month change: -1.47% 

Year-over-year change: 117.07% 

  

Number of properties that are 30 or more days past due, but not in foreclosure: 1,557,000 

Month-over-month change: 66,000 

Year-over-year change: -429,000 

  

Number of properties that are 90 or more days past due, but not in foreclosure: 551,000 

Month-over-month change: -7,000 

Year-over-year change: -555,000 

  

Number of properties in foreclosure pre-sale inventory: 186,000 

Month-over-month change: 1,000 

Year-over-year change: 48,000 

  

Number of properties that are 30 or more days past due or in foreclosure: 1,743,000 

Month-over-month change: 66,000 

Year-over-year change: -382,000 

  

Top 5 States by Non-Current Percentage 

Mississippi: 6.50% 

Louisiana: 5.75% 

Oklahoma: 4.88% 

Alabama: 4.64% 

West Virginia: 4.47% 

  

Bottom 5 States by Non-Current Percentage 

Colorado: 2.05% 

Oregon: 1.99% 

California: 1.84% 

Idaho: 1.74% 

Washington: 1.67% 

  

Top 5 States by 90+ Days Delinquent Percentage 

Mississippi: 2.38% 

Louisiana: 1.90% 

Alabama: 1.66% 

Oklahoma: 1.55% 

Arkansas: 1.54% 

  

Top 5 States by 6-Month Change in Non-Current* Percentage 

Alaska: -23.82% 

Hawaii: -20.35% 

New York: -14.00% 

North Dakota:-10.47% 

New Jersey: -3.13% 

  

Bottom 5 States by 6-Month Change in Non-Current* Percentage 

Iowa: 22.96% 

Florida: 16.80% 

Colorado: 15.91% 

South Dakota: 13.12% 

Arizona: 12.43% 

Click here to view the report in its entirety. 

 

About Author: Kyle G. Horst

Kyle G. Horst is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of the University of Texas at Tyler, he has worked for a number of daily, weekly, and monthly publications in South Dakota and Texas. With more than 10 years of experience in community journalism, he has won a number of state, national, and international awards for his writing and photography including best newspaper design by the Associated Press Managing Editors Group and the international iPhone photographer of the year by the iPhone Photography Awards. He most recently worked as editor of Community Impact Newspaper covering a number of Dallas-Ft. Worth communities on a hyperlocal level. Contact Kyle G. at [email protected]
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