Increased Delinquency Not a Sign of Distress – Hurricanes to Blame

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Loans performed well in September , continuing to erase most of the last vestiges of the market’s Great Recession distress. The CoreLogic Performance Insights Report for the month says the national delinquency rate is now 5.0 percent. This ties September with August as the lowest rate since 2007. With the rate so low, measures of improvement are becoming slim. The September rate represents only an 0.2 percent year-over-year decline. Early-stage delinquencies, loans that are 30 to 59 days past due, rose 0.3 percent from a year earlier to 2.4 percent. CoreLogic’s chief economist Frank Nothaft said this increase, the largest since June 2009, was not an indication of any deterioration in credit but reflected the impact of the late summer hurricanes on Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico. “September…(read more)

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