Mortgage delinquencies improved again in October, falling to 6.44%, the lowest level since March
Despite five consecutive months of improvement, there are still more than 3.4 million delinquent mortgages, nearly twice as many as there were entering the year
Serious delinquencies - loans 90 or more days past due - improved in October as well, but volumes remain at more than five times (+1.8 million) pre-pandemic levels
October's 4,700 foreclosure starts marked a nearly 90% year-over-year reduction as widespread moratoriums remain in place, while active foreclosure inventory set yet another record low at 178,000
Record-low interest rates again pushed prepayment activity higher, with October's prepayment rate of 3.17% setting the highest single-month mark in more than 16 years
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - November 23, 2020 - Black Knight, Inc. (NYSE:BKI) reports the following 'first look' at October 2020 month-end mortgage performance statistics derived from its loan-level database representing approximately two thirds of the national mortgage market. Data is then extrapolated to reflect the entirety of the active mortgage universe.
*Non-current totals combine foreclosures and delinquencies as a percent of active loans in that state.
Totals are extrapolated based on Black Knight's loan-level database of mortgage assets.
All whole numbers are rounded to the nearest thousand, except foreclosure starts, which are rounded to the nearest hundred.
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 at https://www.blackknightinc.com/data-reports/ by Dec. 7, 2020.
For more information about gaining access to Black Knight's loan-level database, please send an email to Mortgage.Monitor@bkfs.com.
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