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Black Knight's First Look: Mortgage Delinquencies Hit Yet Another Record Low in April, Driven by Continued Improvement Among Seriously Past-Due Loans

  • The national delinquency rate fell to 2.80% in April, down four basis points from March, hitting a new record low for the second consecutive month
  • Overall delinquencies are down nearly 40% from last year as the mortgage market continues to recover from pandemic-related impacts
  • The number of borrowers who are a single payment past due increased 7.9% month-over-month, following typical seasonal patterns
  • This was offset by strong improvement among borrowers who are three or more payments past due – with volumes falling by 8% month-over-month
  • Though such serious delinquencies have fallen between 6%-12% in each of the past 14 months, volumes remain more than 55% above pre-pandemic levels
  • Despite still-elevated serious delinquency levels, foreclosure starts dropped nearly 12% from March and are holding well below pre-pandemic levels – though active foreclosures edged slightly higher
  • Prepayment activity fell by 19.1% from March and 61.8% from a year ago as interest rates continued their sharp ascent in April

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Black Knight, Inc. (BKI) reports the following "first look" at April 2022 month-end mortgage performance statistics derived from its loan-level database representing the majority of the national mortgage market.         

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Total U.S. loan delinquency rate (loans 30 or more days past due, but not in foreclosure): 2.80%
Month-over-month change: -1.31%
Year-over-year change: -39.93%

Total U.S. foreclosure pre-sale inventory rate: 0.32%
Month-over-month change: 2.31%
Year-over-year change: 13.48%

Total U.S. foreclosure starts: 21,400        
Month-over-month change: -11.93%
Year-over-year change: 478.38%

Monthly prepayment rate (SMM): 0.99%
Month-over-month change: -19.10%
Year-over-year change: -61.80%

Foreclosure sales as % of 90+: 0.46%
Month-over-month change: 8.58%
Year-over-year change: 228.58%

Number of properties that are 30 or more days past due, but not in foreclosure: 1,496,000
Month-over-month change: -17,000
Year-over-year change: -1,004,000

Number of properties that are 90 or more days past due, but not in foreclosure: 640,000
Month-over-month change: -54,000
Year-over-year change: -1,128,000

Number of properties in foreclosure pre-sale inventory: 173,000
Month-over-month change: 4,000
Year-over-year change: 20,000

Number of properties that are 30 or more days past due or in foreclosure: 1,669,000
Month-over-month change: -13,000
Year-over-year change: -984,000

Top 5 States by Non-Current* Percentage

Mississippi:         

6.13%

Louisiana:         

5.61%

Alabama:             

4.54%

Oklahoma:           

4.50%

West Virginia:       

4.32%

 

Bottom 5 States by Non-Current* Percentage

Montana:           

1.94%

California:         

1.88%

Colorado:         

1.77%

Idaho:               

1.70%

Washington:           

1.67%

 

Top 5 States by 90+ Days Delinquent Percentage

Mississippi:       

2.55%

Louisiana:         

2.37%

Alabama:           

1.77%

Maryland:           

1.70%

Arkansas:           

1.70%

 

Top 5 States by 6-Month Change in Non-Current* Percentage

Louisiana:           

-35.76%

Nevada:                 

-29.36%

District of Columbia:   

-27.90%

Washington:       

-27.60%

New Jersey:     

-27.13%

 

Top 5 States by 6-Month Change in Non-Current* Percentage

North Dakota:     

-10.13%

Maine:                 

-12.31%

Michigan:           

-14.52%

Alaska:               

-15.61%

Iowa:                     

-15.71%

 

*Non-current totals combine foreclosures and delinquencies as a percent of active loans in that state.
Notes:

  1. Totals are extrapolated based on Black Knight's (BKI) loan-level database of mortgage assets.
  2. All whole numbers are rounded to the nearest thousand, except foreclosure starts, which are rounded to the nearest hundred.

For a more detailed view of this month's "first look" data, please visit the Black Knight (BKI) newsroom. The company will provide a more in-depth review of this data in its monthly Mortgage Monitor report, which includes an analysis of data supplemented by detailed charts and graphs that reflect trend and point-in-time observations. The Mortgage Monitor report will be available online by June 6, 2022. For more information about gaining access to Black Knight's (BKI) loan-level database, please send an email to Mortgage.Monitor@bkfs.com.

About Black Knight (BKI)

Black Knight, Inc. (BKI) is an award-winning software, data and analytics company that drives innovation in the mortgage lending and servicing and real estate industries, as well as the capital and secondary markets. Businesses leverage our robust, integrated solutions across the entire homeownership life cycle to help retain existing customers, gain new customers, mitigate risk and operate more effectively.

Our clients rely on our proven, comprehensive, scalable products and our unwavering commitment to delivering superior client support to achieve their strategic goals and better serve their customers. For more information on Black Knight (BKI), please visit www.blackknightinc.com.

 

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Michelle Kersch                                                     

Mitch Cohen     

904.854.5043                                                             

704.890.8158

michelle.kersch@bkfs.com                                   

mitch.cohen@bkfs.com

 

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