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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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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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Foreclosure Completions Plummet Year-Over-Year While Starts Increase

Completed foreclosure sales totaled approximately 96,000 for Q1 2015, down from 126,000 in the same quarter a year earlier, according to HOPE NOW – a decline of approximately 24 percent. Foreclosure starts jumped by 3 percent year-over-year in Q1 (from 219,000 up to 225,000) and about 10 percent quarter-over-quarter (from 205,000 up to 225,000).

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Delinquency Rate Drops Below 5 Percent For First Time Since 2007

The delinquency rate (percentage of residential mortgage loans 30 days or more past due but not in foreclosure) dropped to 4.70 percent for March (approximately 2.38 million loans), the first time the rate has been below 5 percent since August 2007. The rate fell by 12 percent since February, the largest month-over-month decline in nine years.

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Foreclosure Starts Leveling Off After Spiking to Start 2015

Foreclosure starts dropped off by 15 percent according to Black Knight Financial Services' February 2015 Mortgage Monitor released earlier this week, almost reversing the spike they experienced in January – indicating that foreclosure starts may be leveling off and even nearing pre-recession numbers.

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