Friday, May 25, 2012

MBA: Colorado 6th-best in the nation for delinquencies and foreclosures

During the first quarter of 2012, only six states reported lower percentages of mortgage loans that were were either in foreclosure or were 90 days delinquent. According to the first quarter's national delinquency survey, released earlier this month by the Mortgage Bankers Association, the percentage of mortgage loans in Colorado that are either in foreclosure or are either 90-days delinquent, was 3.91 percent. Nationally, the rate was 7.44 percent. Only Nebraska, Alaska, Montana, Wyoming and the Dakotas reported a delinquency/foreclosure rate that was lower than Colorado's.

The graph shows the the percentage of loans that are either in foreclosure or 90+ days delinquent in both the US and in Colorado over the past six years. The foreclosure/90-day delinquency measure has decreased in both the US and in Colorado for every quarter since the fourth quarter of 2009.

At the same time, Colorado has continued to compare more favorably to more and more states over time. This has been due to the number of states that have continued to report growth in delinquencies and foreclosures while Colorado's rate has declined.

In total loans that are either 90+ days delinquent or are in foreclosure, Colorado moved up from the 7th-best in the nation during the fourth quarter of last year, to 6th best in the nation during the first quarter of this year. 

Colorado was also 6th-vest according to the LPS mortgage monitor, analyzed here.