Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Missed payments on mortgages jump to 6.4 million in April

 "It's not over, until it's over" 

I think you'll see more people walk away from their mortgages.

Mortgages 30 or more days delinquent or in foreclosure totaled 6.38 million in April, a 2.3% increase from the previous month, according to Lender Processing Services 
The LPS "first look" monthly mortgage performance report showed a sudden increase in troubled loans in April after an 11% monthly drop in March. However, delinquencies are still 16.3% below levels seen one year ago. Overall, 7.97% of all loans in the LPS database are 30 or more days delinquent.
Of the 6.38 million properties in 30-day delinquency or worse, 4.2 million are not in foreclosure. There are also 1.9 million loans 90 days or more delinquent but not in foreclosure.
How may of the 6.38 are really going to be cured?  This is a huge shadow inventory.

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