Introduction

The CoreLogic Loan Performance Insights report features an interactive view of our mortgage performance analysis through December 2018 including live maps.

Measuring early-stage delinquency rates is important for analyzing the health of the mortgage market. To more comprehensively monitor mortgage performance, CoreLogic examines all stages of delinquency as well as transition rates that indicate the percent of mortgages moving from one stage of delinquency to the next.

The report is published monthly with coverage at the national, state and Core Based Statistical Area (CBSA)/Metro level and includes transition rates between states of delinquency and separate breakouts for 120+ day delinquency.

"Our latest home equity report found that the average homeowner saw a $9,700 increase in their equity during 2018. With additional ‘skin in the game,’ rising equity reduces the chances of a foreclosure, helping to push the foreclosure rate down to its lowest level since at least 2000."

- Frank Nothaft
Chief Economist for CoreLogic

30 Days or More Delinquent - National

The 30 days or more delinquency rate for December 2018 was 4.1 percent.

In December 2017, 5.3 percent of mortgages were delinquent by at least 30 days or more including those in foreclosure.

This represents a 1.2 percentage point decline in the overall delinquency rate compared with December 2017.

30 Plus Delinquency

Natural Disasters and Housing

Since the beginning of 2018, the nation's overall delinquency rate has fallen to pre-housing crisis levels, not seen since early 2006. However, several metropolitan areas in Florida, Georgia and North Carolina are still struggling to recover from natural disasters that impacted those areas. In December 2018, 10 out of the 12 metropolitan areas that logged increases in their serious delinquency rate were located in the Southeast, with the largest gains occurring in the Panama City, Florida metropolitan area.

Consumer Research
"On a national basis, income and home-price growth continue to support strong loan performance. Although things look good across most of the nation, areas that were impacted by hurricanes and other natural hazards are experiencing a sharp increase in the numbers of mortgages moving into 60-day delinquency or worse. One specific example is Panama City, Florida, which was devastated by Hurricane Michael, where 60-day delinquencies rose to 3.5 percent in December."

- Frank Martell
President and CEO of CoreLogic

Loan Performance - National

CoreLogic examines all stages of delinquency to more comprehensively monitor mortgage performance.

As of December 2018, the foreclosure inventory rate was 0.4 percent, down 0.2 percentage point from December 2017.

National Delinquency Rate

Transition Rates - National

CoreLogic examines all stages of delinquency as well as transition rates that indicate the percent of mortgages moving from one stage of delinquency to the next.

The share of mortgages that transitioned from current to 30-days past due 0.9 percent in December 2018, down from 1.2 percentage point in December 2017. By comparison, in January 2007, just before the start of the financial crisis, the current-to-30-day transition rate was 1.2 percent and peaked in November 2008 at 2 percent.

National Transition Rate

Serious Delinquency - State

Serious delinquency is defined as 90 days or more past due including loans in foreclosure.

All states saw Serious Delinquency Rates decrease except for North Dakota, which stayed the same. 

Delinquency by State

Serious Delinquency - CBSA

Serious delinquency is defined as 90 days or more past due including loans in foreclosure.

There were 12 Core Based Statistical Areas (CBSAs)/ Metros where the Serious Delinquency Rate increased.

There were 12 Core Based Statistical Areas (CBSAs)/ Metros where the Serious Delinquency Rate remained the same

All the remaining Core Based Statistical Areas (CBSAs)/ Metros saw the Serious Delinquency Rate decrease.

Delinquency CBSA Map

Summary

Measuring early-stage delinquency rates is important for analyzing the health of the mortgage market. To more comprehensively monitor mortgage performance, CoreLogic examines all stages of delinquency as well as transition rates that indicate the percent of mortgages moving from one stage of delinquency to the next.

The 30-plus delinquency rate, the most comprehensive measure of mortgage performance, is at an over 10-year low. The share of mortgages that transitioned from current to 30-days past due was 0.9 percent in December 2018, down from 1.2 in December 2017.

By comparison, in January 2007, just before the start of the financial crisis, the current-to-30-day transition rate was 1.2 percent and peaked in November 2008 at 2 percent.

The continued improvement in mortgage performance bodes well for the health of the U.S. market in 2019.

Methodology

The data in this report represents foreclosure and delinquency activity reported through December 2018. The data in this report accounts for only first liens against a property and does not include secondary liens. The delinquency, transition, and foreclosure rates are measured only against homes that have an outstanding mortgage. Homes without mortgage liens are not typically subject to foreclosure and are, therefore, excluded from the analysis. Approximately one-third of homes nationally are owned outright and do not have a mortgage. CoreLogic has approximately 85 percent coverage of U.S. foreclosure data.

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