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CoreLogic: US Mortgage Delinquencies Fall for 22nd Straight Month Year Over Year in January

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CoreLogic®, a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider, today released its monthly Loan Performance Insights Report for January 2023.

For the month of January, 2.8% of all mortgages in the U.S. were in some stage of delinquency (30 days or more past due, including those in foreclosure), representing a 0.5 percentage point decrease compared with 3.3% in January 2022 and a 0.2 percentage point decrease compared with December 2022.

To gain a complete view of the mortgage market and loan performance health, CoreLogic examines all stages of delinquency. In January 2023, the U.S. delinquency and transition rates and their year-over-year changes, were as follows:

  • Early-Stage Delinquencies: (30 to 59 days past due): 1.3%, up from 1.2% in January 2022.
  • Adverse Delinquency: (60 to 89 days past due): 0.4%, up from 0.3% in January 2022.
  • Serious Delinquency: (90 days or more past due, including loans in foreclosure): 1.2%, down from 1.8% in January 2022 and a high of 4.3% in August 2020.
  • Foreclosure Inventory Rate: (the share of mortgages in some stage of the foreclosure process): 0.3%, up from 0.2% in January 2022.
  • Transition Rate: (the share of mortgages that transitioned from current to 30 days past due): 0.6%, down from 0.7% in January 2022.

U.S. mortgage performance barely moved in January, with overall delinquency and foreclosure numbers hovering near historic lows. Although annual home equity gains slowed significantly in the fourth quarter of 2022, the average borrower still has about $270,000 in equity, which can safeguard against foreclosure. Additionally, although layoffs at some-high profile technology companies have recently made headlines, the U.S. unemployment rate remained at less than 4% in the first two months of 2023.

“The share of home loans in delinquency continues to decline, down from a high of 7.3% in the spring of 2020 and down by 0.5 percentage points from January 2022,” said Molly Boesel, principal economist at CoreLogic. “The annual decrease in overall delinquencies was primarily driven by a large decline in the share of mortgages six months or more past due. Despite the drop in overall delinquencies, the foreclosure rate has slowly crept up. Although it remains near an all-time low, about 30,000 more U.S. homeowners are now involved in the foreclosure process.”

State and Metro Takeaways:

  • No state posted an annual increase in its overall delinquency rate in January. The states and districts with the largest declines were Alaska, New York and Washington, D.C. (all down by 1 percentage point). The other states’ annual delinquency rates dropped between 0.9 and 0.1 percentage points.
  • In January, 25 U.S. metro areas posted an increase in overall delinquency rates. The top three areas for mortgage delinquency gains year over year were Punta Gorda, Florida (up by 2.1 percentage points), Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Florida (up by 2 percentage points) and Mansfield, Ohio (up by 0.5 percentage points).
  • All but two U.S. metro areas posted at least a small annual decrease in serious delinquency rates (defined as more than 90 days late on a mortgage payment). The metros that saw serious delinquencies increase were Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Florida (up by 1.5 percentage point) and Punta Gorda, Florida (up by 1.4 percentage points).

The next CoreLogic Loan Performance Insights Report will be released on April 27, 2023, featuring data for February 2023. For ongoing housing trends and data, visit the CoreLogic Intelligence Blog:

CoreLogic: National Overview of Loan Performance
CoreLogic - Change for States with the Highest Overall Delinquency Rate
CoreLogic - Foreclosure and Delinquency Rates for Select Metropolitan Areas


The data in The CoreLogic LPI report represents foreclosure and delinquency activity reported through January 2023. 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 subject to foreclosure and are, therefore, excluded from the analysis. CoreLogic has approximately 75% coverage of U.S. foreclosure data.

For the full report, click here.

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