Serious Mortgage Delinquencies Are Up, Data Shows

The Ascent, Oct. 16, 2020–Maurie Backman
Millions of Americans have lost their jobs or struggled with income loss since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, so it’s not shocking that as of July 2020, 6.6% of mortgages nationwide were in some stage of delinquency, according to analytics firm CoreLogic. By comparison, one year prior, that percentage was 3.8%.