Mortgage Delinquencies Finally Down Since the Start of the Pandemic

For the first time since March 2020, the national mortgage delinquency rate fell below 6% to 5.9% in January, according to data from Black Knight. At the current rate of improvement, it's estimated 2.1 million borrowers remain 90 or more days past due though are not yet in foreclosure.

While modest mortgage delinquency improvements have occurred, loans considered seriously delinquent are still five times that of pre-pandemic levels. Thanks to widespread moratoriums, borrowers have managed to avoid eviction and foreclosures for some time now. Read more.