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Black Knight’s First Look at October 2017 Mortgage Data: National Delinquency Rate Sees Second Consecutive Annual Rise as Impact from Hurricanes Continues

  • October’s 4BPS increase in the national delinquency rate can be directly linked to continued hurricane impact, while delinquencies fell 14BPS in non-affected areas
  • Though delinquencies were down in all states except Texas and Florida, in FEMA-declared Hurricanes Harvey and Irma disaster areas, they rose another 24 percent (186BPS) in October
  • The most notable increase was in Florida, where delinquencies spiked 36 percent from September in hurricane-affected areas
  • Over 229,000 past-due mortgages can now be attributed to Hurricanes Irma (163,000) and Harvey (66,000)
  • Total non-current inventories in Florida and Texas (all loans 30 or more days past due or in foreclosure) have risen 79 and 30 percent, respectively, over the past six months
  • Prepayment activity rebounded in October, up 17 percent month-over-month, but still 25 percent below last year’s level
  • The inventory of loans in active foreclosure continues to improve, falling below 350,000 for the first time since 2006

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 21, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Data & Analytics division of Black Knight, Inc. (NYSE:BKI) reports the following “first look” at October 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):​ 4.44%
Month-over-month change: 0.94%
Year-over-year change: 2.05%

Total U.S. foreclosure pre-sale inventory rate: 0. 68%
Month-over-month change: -2.84%
Year-over-year change: -31.42%

Total U.S. foreclosure starts: 50,200
Month-over-month change: 11.06%
Year-over-year change: -11.15%

Monthly Prepayment Rate (SMM): 1.12%
Month-over-month change: 16.80%
Year-over-year change: -25.05%

Foreclosure Sales as % of 90+: 1.69%
Month-over-month change: -3.43%
Year-over-year change: -0.49%

Number of properties that are 30 or more days past due, but not in foreclosure: ​ 2,262,000
Month-over-month change: 17,000
Year-over-year change: 60,000

Number of properties that are 90 or more days past due, but not in foreclosure: ​ 589,000
Month-over-month change: 13,000
Year-over-year change: -88,000

Number of properties in foreclosure pre-sale inventory: ​ 348,000
Month-over-month change: -10,000
Year-over-year change: -156,000

Number of properties that are 30 or more days past due or in foreclosure: 2,610,000
Month-over-month change: 7,000
Year-over-year change: -96,000

Top 5 States by Non-Current* Percentage
Mississippi:   10.62%
Florida:   9.90%
Louisiana:   9.20%
Alabama:   7.33%
Texas:   7.32%
Bottom 5 States by Non-Current* Percentage
Montana:   2.59%
Minnesota:   2.51%
Oregon:   2.44%
North Dakota:   2.32%
Colorado:   2.11%
Top 5 States by 90+ Days Delinquent Percentage
Mississippi:   3.19%
Louisiana:   2.59%
Alabama:   2.09%
Arkansas:   1.86%
Florida:   1.71%
Top 5 States by 6-Month Improvement in Non-Current* Percentage
Oregon:   -16.05%
New Jersey:   -13.33%
Maine:   -11.46%
District of Columbia:   -11.44%
Washington:   -11.27%
Top 5 States by 6-Month Deterioration in Non-Current* Percentage
Florida:   78.71%
Texas:   29.78%
Arkansas:   0.17%
Mississippi:   -0.13%
Nebraska:   -0.27%

*Non-current totals combine foreclosures and delinquencies as a percent of active loans in that state.
1)            Totals are extrapolated based on Black Knight’s 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 month’s “first look” data, please visit the Black Knight newsroom at

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 by Dec. 4, 2017.

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