Regardless where the inventory goes (likely to retreat), the potential home buyers should stay interested, just because of rates staying low. Many of them may be looking forward to when the foreclosures start pouring in.
What’s the latest on the delinquencies/forbearances? From Black Knight:
Total U.S. loan delinquency rate (loans 30 or more days past due, but not in foreclosure): 4.37%
– Month-over-month change: -7.62%
– Year-over-year change: -42.39%
Total U.S. foreclosure pre-sale inventory rate: 0.27%
– Month-over-month change: -1.73%
– Year-over-year change: -24.23%
Total U.S. foreclosure starts: 4,400
– Month-over-month change: 15.79%
– Year-over-year change: -25.42%
Top 5 states by 90-plus days delinquent percentage:
The national delinquency rate is at its lowest level since the pandemic hit, even below the pre-Great Recession average.
While there’s been improvement, however, there are still 1.5 million homeowners 90 or more days past due on their mortgages but who are not in foreclosure—nearly four times pre-pandemic levels.
There are 1.5 million homeowners who are 90+ days late but who are not in foreclosure? Do you need any more evidence that lenders aren’t interested in foreclosing? They will give loan mods when they get around to it.
It’s a great time to be a deadbeat!