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Foreclosure Inventory Drops to Lowest Monthly Total in Eight Years

The delinquency rate (percentage of properties 30 days or more overdue but not in foreclosure) dropped by 16 percent year-over-year down to 4.71 percent, nearly reaching its lowest point since the crisis. That share of 4.71 delinquent properties represents about 2.39 million loans nationwide. The number of properties in foreclosure pre-sale inventory dropped by 24 percent year-over-year in July down to 711,000.

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Delinquency Rate Sees Largest Monthly Increase Since November 2014

May 2015's increase was also the largest month-over-month spike for any month since it jumped by 12 percent in November 2014. That month, just like May 2015, ended on a Sunday. According to Black Knight, months that end on a Sunday historically trigger increases in delinquency rates; the top five month-over-month increases in the last seven years have all come on months that ended on a Sunday, Black Knight reported.

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Aged Foreclosure Population Sees Significant Improvement

Aged foreclosure inventory, which is comprised of residential mortgage loans in active foreclosure that are at least two years delinquent, has seen significant improvement in the last seven months, according to Black Knight Financial Services' May 2015 Mortgage Monitor released Monday.

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Retention Actions Down Overall, But Up As Share of Serious Delinquencies

In Q1 2015, Black Knight found that about 15 percent of seriously delinquent mortgage loans participated in a home retention program each month, while nearly 20 percent of serious delinquent borrowers were actively in an active trial mod or repayment plan at the end of April. Home retention actions included permanent proprietary mods and permanent mods through the government's Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP).

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Numbers Don’t Lie: Complaints to the CFPB May Not Be What They Seem

In fact, the industry discovered that simply analyzing data from the CFPB is not enough, especially since the database arrives with its own built-in bias—that bias being the very nature of the database itself. It collects complaints, not praises, and ignores the larger universe of loans serviced nationwide. To fill the void of well-rounded data, Black Knight Financial Services and the Five Star Institute jumped into the missing space and used data from the CFPB database and its own analytics to inform its latest white paper on CFPB complaints. This select print feature originally appeared in the May 2015 issue of DS News magazine.

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Mortgage Delinquencies Experience Seasonal Rise in April

Meanwhile, foreclosure inventory – the total number of mortgage loans in some state of foreclosure – continued its decline toward pre-crisis levels in April by falling 25.5 percent year-over-year down to 1.51 percent, about 764,000 properties. It is the lowest level for foreclosure inventory since January 2008 right at the beginning of the recessi

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