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Housing Early Warning Stress Indicator On Rise

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    October 5, 2014

    A chart in the latest Black Knight Mortgage Monitor Release caught my eye.

    For five months, the number of properties and the percentage of properties 30-days delinquent has been on the rise (arrows added).

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    Key Indicators

    • The mortgage delinquency rate jumped nearly 5% in August, reaching its highest point since February.
    • The year-over-year change in 30-day delinquencies is a negative 4.8%. Another month like August would nearly reverse the year-over-year downtrend in delinquencies.
    • The inventory of  30-day delinquent homes rose by 146,000. Another month like August would reverse the year-over-year change.
    • 90-day delinquencies do not show the same ominous trend as 3-day delinquencies, but 90-day delinquencies first require 30-day delinquency then 60-day delinquency.

    So far, the 90-day stats have not rolled over, but with the 30-day uptrend this long, it likely will.
    Read more at http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com/2014/09/housing-early-warning-stress-indicator.html#d3PKKu1mVdZOY1XY.99

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