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CoreLogic Loan Performance Insights Finds Declining Mortgage Delinquency Rates for April as States Impacted by 2017 Hurricanes Continue to Recover

  • Early-Stage Delinquencies Drop 0.4 Percentage Points Year Over Year
    in April
  • The Share of Home Loans Transitioning from Current to 30 Days Past
    Due is the Lowest for the Month of April Since 2000
  • Only Hurricane-Impacted States Are Experiencing Significant Serious
    Delinquency Rate Increases

CoreLogic® (NYSE:CLGX), a leading global property
information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider, today
released its monthly Loan
Performance Insights Report.
The report shows that, nationally, 4.2
percent of mortgages were in some stage of delinquency (30 days or more
past due, including those in foreclosure) in April 2018, representing a
0.6 percentage point decline in the overall delinquency rate compared
with April 2017, when it was 4.8 percent.

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As of April 2018, the foreclosure inventory rate – which measures the
share of mortgages in some stage of the foreclosure process – was 0.6
percent, down 0.1 percentage points from 0.7 percent in April 2017.
Since August 2017, the foreclosure inventory rate has been steady at 0.6
percent, the lowest level since June 2007, when it was also 0.6 percent.
The April 2018 foreclosure inventory rate was the lowest for that month
in 11 years; it was also 0.6 percent in April 2007.

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

The rate for early-stage delinquencies – defined as 30 to 59 days past
due – was 1.8 percent in April 2018, down from 2.2 in April 2017. The
share of mortgages that were 60 to 89 days past due in April 2018 was
0.6 percent, unchanged from April 2017. The serious delinquency rate –
defined as 90 days or more past due, including loans in foreclosure –
was 1.9 percent in April 2018, down from 2.0 percent in April 2017. The
April 2018 serious delinquency rate was the lowest for that month since
2007 when it was 1.6 percent.

"Job growth, home-price appreciation, and full-doc underwriting have
pushed delinquency and foreclosure rates to the lowest point in more
than a decade," said Dr. Frank Nothaft, chief economist for CoreLogic.
"The latest CoreLogic Home Price Index report revealed the annual
national home price growth was 7.1 percent in May, the fastest annual
growth in four years. U.S. employers have also continued to employ more
individuals, as employment rose by 2.4 million throughout the last 12
months with 213,000 jobs added last month alone. Together, this
heightened financial stability is pushing delinquency and foreclosure
rates to record lows."

Since early-stage delinquencies can be volatile, CoreLogic also analyzes
transition rates. The share of mortgages that transitioned from current
to 30 days past due was 0.8 percent in April 2018, down from 1.2 percent
in April 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, while it peaked in November 2008 at 2 percent.

As a result of the 2017 hurricane season, Florida and Texas are the only
states showing significant gains in 90-day delinquency rates. According
to the CoreLogic
Storm Surge Report
, Florida has the most densely populated and
longest coastal area and thus the most exposure to storm surge flooding
(compared to the 19 states analyzed in the report) with more than 2.7
million at-risk homes across five risk categories (Category 1 – Category
5 storms). Louisiana ranks second with more than 817,000 at-risk homes,
while Texas ranks third with more than 543,000 at-risk homes. A major
storm did not strike Louisiana in 2017, but Florida and Texas are still
recovering from Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, respectively.

"Delinquency rates are nearing historic lows, except in areas impacted
by extreme weather over the past 18 months, reflecting a long period of
strict underwriting practices and improved economic conditions," said
Frank Martell, president and CEO of CoreLogic. "Last year's hurricanes
and wildfires continue to affect today's default rates. The percent of
loans 90 days or more delinquent or in foreclosure are more than double
what they were before last autumn's hurricanes in Houston, Texas and
Naples, Florida. The 90-day-plus delinquent or in-foreclosure rate has
also quadrupled in Puerto Rico."

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The data in this report represents foreclosure and delinquency activity
reported through April 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.

Source: CoreLogic

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