Items Tagged with 'mortgage default'


  • Mortgage default rate falls to near record low in May

    Hits second lowest since July 2004
    Borrowers are going into default on their first mortgages less often than at nearly any point in the last 13 years, a new report from the S&P Dow Jones Indices and Experian showed. The default rate in May was just one basis point above May 2016’s level of 0.63%, which was the lowest that figure had been since July 2004.
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  • KBRA unveils new mortgage default and loss model

    Reduces default expectations on purchase loans
    Citing ongoing analysis of mortgage performance and evolving origination trends, Kroll Bond Rating Agency released an update to its residential mortgage default and loss model, including revising the timeline and expenses associated with liquidated loans and adjusting the penalty for high debt-to-income ratio loans.
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  • Adding this one test could cut FHA default rates in half

    Defaults are falling, but there’s room to improve
    In its Housing Finance Policy Center Commentary, the Urban Institute’s Laurie Goodman, Ellen Seidman and Jun Zhu write that the FHA should adopt a practice that the Veterans Administration uses when considering a borrower for a loan — the residual income test.
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