February's Shortened Calendar Likely Responsible for Delinquency Increase

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Mortgage delinquency rates rose in February, ending eight straight months of recovery from the spike that followed the onset of the pandemic. Black Knight, in its first look at February loan performance data, said the national mortgage delinquency rate, the percentage of all mortgages that were 30 days or more past due, grew to 6.0 percent from January’s 5.85 percent rate. Delinquency numbers include loans in both forbearance and foreclosure. The increase was primarily seen in early-stage delinquencies, while the number of loans 90 or more days past due saw a modest decline. The company said such upticks are not unusual in months that end on a Sunday, cutting the days in which payment’s can be processed. Given that it was also the year’s shortest month, the calendar may account for much of…(read more)

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February's Shortened Calendar Likely Responsible for Delinquency Increase
February's Shortened Calendar Likely Responsible for Delinquency Increase

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