Freddie Mac’s Delinquencies Creep Up for Third Consecutive Month

December 30, 2011 (Jeff Alan)

The delinquency rate for single-family homes in Freddie Mac’s portfolio increased for the third consecutive month to 3.57 percent in November from 3.54 percent in October according to the recently released Monthly Volume Summary.

That’s the highest level the delinquency rate has been at since last April, but is still well below what it was in November of last year when the delinquency rate for single-family homes was 3.82 percent.

Delinquency rates for multi-family dwellings in November declined to 0.28 percent from 0.31 percent in October. The delinquency rate in November of last year was 0.34 percent.

Single-family delinquencies are based on the number of mortgages 90 days or more delinquent or in foreclosure as of period end while multifamily delinquencies are based on the unpaid principal balance of mortgages 60 days or more delinquent or in foreclosure as of period end.

Freddie Mac completed a total of 6,886 loan modifications in November, an increase of 4.8 percent over the 6,571 loan modifications completed in October but 26.9 percent below their 2011 monthly average.

For the eleven months ending November 30, 2011, Freddie Mac has completed 103,583 loan modifications, an average of 9,417 loan modifications per month.

Freddie Mac’s total mortgage portfolio decreased at an annualized rate of 6.9 percent from October to November as their total holdings decreased from $2.105 trillion to $2.093 trillion.

Single-family refinance-loan purchase and guarantee volume was $27.0 billion in November, reflecting 71 percent of total mortgage purchases and issuances. That was an increase from $24.1 billion in October.

Tags: Freddie Mac, Monthly Volume Report, single-family homes, delinquency rates, multi-family dwellings, mortgage portfolio, loan modifications

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