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Q: Mortgage Foreclosure Rate ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: Mortgage Foreclosure Rate
Category: Business and Money > Finance
Asked by: lzd-ga
List Price: $30.00
Posted: 15 Aug 2006 09:34 PDT
Expires: 14 Sep 2006 09:34 PDT
Question ID: 756206
I read an article that stated that in 2004, banks foreclosed on fewer
than 1.3% of all mortgage loans. I would like to know what that rate
was in 2005 and what that rate was in the first quarter of 2006. I
would need to know the source that the answer comes from as well.
Thank you!
Subject: Re: Mortgage Foreclosure Rate
Answered By: belindalevez-ga on 25 Aug 2006 05:13 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
<Mortgage forclosure rates.

1st quarter 2006
0.98 percent of loans were in the foreclosure process.
Source: Mortgage Bankers Association

4th quarter 2005
At the end of the fourth quarter of 2005 the percentage of loans in
the foreclosure process was 0.99 percent.
Source: Mortgage Bankers Association

This report looks at trends in foreclosures.
Chart 7 on page 21 shows a graph with foreclosure rates for ARM and
fixed mortgages.
Source: Mortgage Bankers Association

2nd Quarter 2006
272,109 properties entered some stage of foreclosure.
One foreclosure for every 425 U.S. households.
Source: RealtyTrac

1st quarter 2006
323,104 properties entered some stage of foreclosure.
One foreclosure for every 358 U.S. households.
Source: RealtyTrac

850,000 properties entering some stage of foreclosure across the
country over the course of the year. This represents less than 1
percent of all U.S. households.
Source: RealtyTrac

Mortgage delinquency and foreclosure rates 1999 to 2004.
Foreclosure rates
2004 ? 1.1%
2003 ? 1.3%
Source: Census Bureau.>

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lzd-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars

Subject: Re: Mortgage Foreclosure Rate
From: vballguy-ga on 15 Aug 2006 09:53 PDT
First of all, you need to be careful on what you define as
"Forclosure".  Is that the completion of the forclosure, houses that
go "into" the forclosure process etc etc.

"But that doesn't mean that all of those people are left homeless.
When people default on their mortgages and go to foreclosure, not all
those borrowers will lose their home. Some are able to sell their
homes before foreclosure. Others are able to work out a payment plan
with the lender. And in many states, filing for bankruptcy will stop
any foreclosures."

Doug Duncan, chief economist at the Mortgage Bankers Association,
reported in March that delinquencies now total 4.7 percent, up from
4.38 percent a year ago. For homeowners with ARMs, the rate is 5.72
percent, up nearly 1 percent from the previous year.
RealtyTrac, an industry organization that maintains a nationwide
database of foreclosures, says mortgage defaults between January and
March of this year numbered 323,102 compared with 188,122 during the
same period last year ? an increase of 72 percent.

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