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More Delinquent Loans Entering Foreclosure Process: LPS

""Lender Processing Services"":http://www.lpsvcs.com (LPS) is offering a sneak peak at its upcoming mortgage market report, scheduled for release September 24.


The company's study will show that the national home loan delinquency rate has retreated, while the foreclosure rate is on the rise. LPS says the numbers are a sign that more delinquent loans are entering the foreclosure process, as servicers pick up the pace working through their default backlogs.

LPS' analysis is based on mortgage performance statistics at August month-end, derived from the company's loan-level database of nearly 40 million home loans.


The report will show the U.S. mortgage delinquency rate (loans 30 or more days past due, but not yet in foreclosure) at 9.22 percent. That's a month-over-month decline of 1 percent, and a year-over-year drop of 5.1 percent.

Total U.S. pre-sale foreclosure inventory rate will be reported at 3.80 percent â€" a jump of 1.5 percent compared to the previous month, and 4.9 percent higher than a year earlier.

LPS says the mortgages on 4,947,000 properties were at least 30 days past due, but not in foreclosure, at the end of August. Of those, 2,374,000 were 90 or more days delinquent but had not yet been classified as being in foreclosure.

The country's total inventory of pre-sale foreclosures stood at 2,038,000 in August, according to LPS. (Totals are extrapolated based on LPS Applied Analytics' loan-level database of mortgage assets.)

The states with the highest percentage of non-current loans (combining foreclosures and delinquencies) in LPS' upcoming report include: Florida, Nevada, Mississippi, Georgia, and Illinois.

States with the lowest percentage of non-current home loans are: Montana, Wyoming, Arkansas, South Dakota, and North Dakota.

About Author: Carrie Bay

Carrie Bay is a freelance writer for DS News and its sister publication MReport. She served as online editor for DSNews.com from 2008 through 2011. Prior to joining DS News and the Five Star organization, she managed public relations, marketing, and media relations initiatives for several B2B companies in the financial services, technology, and telecommunications industries. She also wrote for retail and nonprofit organizations upon graduating from Texas A&M University with degrees in journalism and English.

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