The October Mortgage Monitor report released by Lender Processing Services, Inc. (NYSE: LPS) shows mortgage delinquencies continue their decline, now nearly 30 percent off their January 2010 peak. Meanwhile, foreclosure inventories are on the rise, reaching an all-time high at the end of October of 4.29 percent of all active mortgages. The average days delinquent for loans in foreclosure extended as well, setting a new record of 631 days since last payment, while the average days delinquent for loans 90 or more days past due but not yet in foreclosure decreased for the second consecutive month.
Judicial vs. non-judicial foreclosure processes remain a significant factor in the reduction of foreclosure pipelines from state to state, with non-judicial foreclosure inventory percentages less than half that of judicial states. …
The October data also showed that mortgage originations are on the rise, reaching levels not seen since mid-2010. Mortgage prepayment rates have also spiked, as much of the new origination is related to borrower refinancing …
According to LPS, 7.93% of mortgages were delinquent in October, down from 8.09% in September, and down from 9.29% in October 2010.
LPS reports that a record 4.29% of mortgages were in the foreclosure process, up from 4.18% in September, and up from 3.92% in October 2010. This gives a total of 12.22% delinquent or in foreclosure. It breaks down as:
• 2.33 million loans less than 90 days delinquent.
• 1.76 million loans 90+ days delinquent.
• 2.21 million loans in foreclosure process.
For a total of 6.30 million loans delinquent or in foreclosure in October.
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