Ticking prime bomb: Fannie Mae's August summary
Foreclosures and 'serious delinquency' remain high, but may be starting their decline.
The Latest release of the Fannie Mae Monthly Summary for August indicated that for data through July, total serious single family delinquency continued to declined.Skip to next paragraph
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Although this is a notable development particularly in light of the fact that Fannie Mae’s serious delinquency had been rising for over two years, more data is needed before any conclusions can be drawn as to the trend going forward.
In July, 3.62% of non-credit enhanced loans went seriously delinquent while the level was 11.27% of credit enhanced loans resulting in an overall total single family delinquency of 4.82%.
The following charts (click for larger ultra-dynamic and surf-able chart) show what Fannie Mae terms the count of “Seriously Delinquent” loans as a percentage of all loans on their books.
It’s important to understand that Fannie Mae does NOT segregate foreclosures from delinquent loans when reporting these numbers.
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