Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac completed 52,469 foreclosure prevention actions during the fourth quarter, raising the total number of homeowners who have been helped to 6.7 million since September 2008, the Federal Housing Finance Agency reported.
CoreLogic, Irvine, Calif., said in the 30 years since Hurricane Andrew devastated much of South Florida, the risk management landscape has evolved “tremendously.” But many questions remain—and with South Florida still a popular place to live, many of the risks from 1992 still exist today.
Black Knight, Jacksonville, Fla., reported just 0.24 percent of loans in active foreclosure in December, a record low, but cautioned that mortgage delinquency rates remain more than two times pre-pandemic levels.
Black Knight, Jacksonville, Fla., said the national delinquency rate rose to 4.73% from 4.66% in April, although the increase was driven largely by the three-day Memorial Day weekend foreshortening available payment windows. Overall, it said past-due loan rates continued to improve.
Slightly under five million households did not make their rent or mortgage payments in March, an improvement from December 2020 and the lowest number since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, new research from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Research Institute for Housing America reported.
Black Knight, Jacksonville, Fla., said 2020 ended with 1.54 million more delinquent and 1.7 million more seriously delinquent mortgages than at the start of the year, a looming reminder of the challenges facing the market in 2021.