The Mortgage Bankers Association’s released its Second Quarter National Delinquency Survey, showing the delinquency rate for mortgage loans on one-to-four-unit residential properties increased to a seasonally adjusted rate of 8.22 percent of all loans outstanding.
The Mortgage Bankers Association’s latest Forbearance and Call Volume Survey reported loans now in forbearance decreased by 23 basis points to 7.21% of servicers’ portfolio volume the week of Aug. 9 from 7.44% the previous week. MBA estimates 3.6 million homeowners are in forbearance plans.
It’s been quite a year for the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index. In April, amid the worst of the coronavirus pandemic, the Index plunged 30 points to its lowest level since 2012. Yesterday—just four months later—the Index reached its highest point in its 35-year history.
The delinquency rate for commercial and multifamily mortgages declined in July. The rate had increased sharply in April at the onset of the pandemic, with 3.6% of loan balances becoming newly delinquent. In May, delinquencies increased again, with a new, but smaller, cohort of newly delinquent loans.