From Black Knight: Black Knight’s First Look: Seasonal, Calendar and Hurricane-Related Pressures Result in Largest Single-Month Mortgage Delinquency Increase in Nearly a Decade

• Mortgage delinquencies rose more than 13 percent in September, the largest single-month rise since November 2008

• 16 of the last 19 Septembers have seen delinquencies increase, averaging a 5.2 percent rise over that time frame, the largest of any month during the calendar year

• September 2018 also ended on a Sunday, which typically creates strong upward pressure on delinquencies

• Hurricane Florence-related delinquencies spiked 38 percent month-over-month, with more than 6,000 borrowers already missing a payment as a direct result of the storm

• Foreclosure starts posted a double-digit monthly decline, hitting a nearly 18-year low at just 40,000 for the month

• Both the inventory of loans in active foreclosure and the foreclosure rate have now fallen below their pre-recession averages for the first time since the financial crisis
According to Black Knight's First Look report for September, the percent of loans delinquent increased 13.2% in September compared to August, but decreased 9.8% year-over-year.

The percent of loans in the foreclosure process decreased 4.5% in September and were down 26.0% over the last year.

Black Knight reported the U.S. mortgage delinquency rate (loans 30 or more days past due, but not in foreclosure) was 3.97% in September, up from 3.52% in August.

The percent of loans in the foreclosure process decreased in September to 0.52% from 0.54% in August.

The number of delinquent properties, but not in foreclosure, is down 196,000 properties year-over-year, and the number of properties in the foreclosure process is down 90,000 properties year-over-year.

Black Knight: Percent Loans Delinquent and in Foreclosure Process
  Sept
2018
Aug
2018
Sept
2017
Sept
2016
Delinquent3.97%3.52%4.40%4.27%
In Foreclosure0.52%0.54%0.70%1.00%
Number of properties:
Number of properties that are delinquent, but not in foreclosure:2,049,0001,818,0002,245,0002,165,000
Number of properties in foreclosure pre-sale inventory:268,000280,000358,000509,000
Total Properties2,317,0002,099,0002,603,0002,674,000