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Mortgage Delinquency Rate Sees Significant Improvement: Equifax

The percentage of first-mortgages 30 days or more past due saw a double digit year-over-year decline, according to a report from Equifax. First-mortgage delinquency rates dropped 15 percent in July 2012 from July 2011. In addition, first mortgage severe derogatory rates, which are mainly loans transitioning to REO status, declined 17 percent year-over-year.

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HELOC Delinquency Rate Up, All Other Categories Down: ABA

Out of 11 categories of loan types, only home equity lines of credit (HELOC) rose, according to a report from the American Bankers Association (ABA). The report showed that for the first quarter of 2012, the delinquency rate for open-end home equity lines of credit rose from 1.69 percent to 1.78 percent. Open-end loans are those with a fixed amount of available credit but a balance that changes based on usage. ABA Chief Economist James Chessen attributed the increase to the painful adjustment still underway in the housing sector.

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