Black Knights First Look at March 2017 Mortgage Data: Delinquency Rate Drops to 11-Year Low; Prepayments Up 20 Percent from Februarys Three-Year Low
April 21, 2017 --
- Delinquencies declined 14 percent month-over-month, hitting their lowest level since March 2006 and the fourth lowest point since the turn of the century
- Total non-current inventory  all loans 30 days or more past due or in active foreclosure fell below 2.3 million, the lowest volume in 11 years
- After hitting a three-year low in February, prepayment speeds (historically a good indicator of refinance activity) rose 20 percent in March; still 26 percent below last years level
- Foreclosure starts were up 4.15 percent for the month, but Q1 2017s 189,000 starts represented an 18 percent decline from Q1 2016
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., April 21, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Data & Analytics division of Black Knight Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE:BKFS) reports the following ?first look at March 2017 month-end mortgage performance statistics derived from its loan-level database representing the majority of the national mortgage market.
Total U.S. loan delinquency rate (loans 30 or more days past due, but not in foreclosure): 3.62%
Month-over-month change: -14.08%Year-over-year change: -11.40%
Total U.S. foreclosure pre-sale inventory rate: 0.88%
Year-over-year change: -29.15%
Total U.S. foreclosure starts: 60,300
Month-over-month change: 4.15%
Year-over-year change: -17.17%
Monthly Prepayment Rate (SMM): 0.96%
Month-over-month change: 20.03%
Year-over-year change: -25.98%
Foreclosure Sales as % of 90+: 2.29%
Month-over-month change: 22.59%
Year-over-year change: 4.74%
Number of properties that are 30 or more days past due, but not in foreclosure: 1,831,000
Month-over-month change: -304,000
Year-over-year change: -231,000
Number of properties that are 90 or more days past due, but not in foreclosure: 589,000
Month-over-month change: -52,000
Year-over-year change: -144,000
Number of properties in foreclosure pre-sale inventory: 448,000
Month-over-month change: -22,000
Year-over-year change: -183,000
Number of properties that are 30 or more days past due or in foreclosure: 2,279,000
Month-over-month change: -326,000
Year-over-year change: -414,000
Top 5 States by Non-Current* Percentage
New Jersey: 6.64%
West Virginia: 6.56%
Bottom 5 States by Non-Current* Percentage
North Dakota: 2.09%
Top 5 States by 90+ Days Delinquent Percentage
Top 5 States by 6-Month Improvement in Non-Current* Percentage
New Jersey: -18.27%
Top 5 States by 6-Month Deterioration in Non-Current* Percentage
North Dakota:  -6.33%
South Dakota: -9.90%
*Non-current totals combine foreclosures and delinquencies as a percent of active loans in that state.
1) Totals are extrapolated based on Black Knight Financial Services loan-level database of mortgage assets.
2) All whole numbers are rounded to the nearest thousand, except foreclosure starts, which are rounded to the nearest hundred.
For a more detailed view of this months ?first look data, please visit the Black Knight newsroom at http://www.bkfs.com/CorporateInformation/NewsRoom/Pages/20170421.aspx
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 http://www.bkfs.com/CorporateInformation/NewsRoom/Pages/Mortgage-Monitor.aspx by May 1, 2017.
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Black Knight Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE:BKFS) is a leading provider of integrated technology, data and analytics solutions that facilitate and automate many of the business processes across the mortgage lifecycle.
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