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Foreclosure Inventory Rate Drops to Below Pre-Recession Levels

The foreclosure inventory rate has now declined year-over-year for 44 consecutive months, including June. The 1.2 percent foreclosure inventory rate represented about 472,000 homes, down from 664,000 in June 2014. Although the national foreclosure inventory rate is back to pre-recession levels, the rate remains high in select areas hit hardest by the crisis, such as Florida and New Jersey.

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Foreclosure Metrics Experience More Double-Digit Declines

On a year-over-year basis, foreclosure inventory—residential homes in some state of foreclosure—declined by 27 percent nationwide, down to about 491,000 homes, according to CoreLogic. This number represents about 1.3 percent of all residential homes with a mortgage nationwide. In May 2014, about 676,000 homes were in foreclosure, comprising 1.7 percent of all mortgages nationwide.

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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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Recent Home Price Appreciation Has Led to Reduced Foreclosure Inventory

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Increasing home values have played a role in reducing foreclosure inventory, since homeowners who either have little equity or are underwater tend to have higher default rates. Nothaft said homeowners underwater by 20 percent or more had a default rate that was four times that of homeowners with a current LTV ratio of 80 percent.

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Completed Foreclosures Decline But Remain At Double Pre-Recession Levels

"Despite a slow and steady improvement in most housing market fundamentals, too many families remain in default of their mortgage obligations," said Anand Nallathambi, President and CEO of CoreLogic. "The percent of homeowners with a mortgage that have missed three or more monthly payments or are in foreclosure proceedings dropped to 3.6 percent in our April data. While well below the record peak of nearly 9 percent and the lowest in more than seven years, it remains about double the pre-2007 rate."

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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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