Black Knight Financial Services' "First Look" at April Mortgage Data: Foreclosure Starts Down 22 Percent; Slight Seasonal Increase in Delinquencies

- Foreclosure starts drop by 22 percent in April; down 7 percent from one year ago

- Slight seasonal increase in April delinquencies pushes national rate up to 4.77 percent

- Prepayment rates up 60 percent from the same time last year

- Florida leads nation with 17.4 percent reduction in non-current inventory over the past six months

May 22, 2015, 09:00 ET from Black Knight Financial Services

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Data and Analytics division of Black Knight Financial Services (NYSE: BKFS) reports the following "first look" at April 2015 month-end mortgage performance statistics derived from its loan-level database representing approximately two-thirds of the overall market.

Total U.S. loan delinquency rate (loans 30 or more days past due, but not in foreclosure): 4.77% Month-over-month change: 1.46% Year-over-year change: -15.04%

Total U.S. foreclosure pre-sale inventory rate: 1.51% Month-over-month change: -2.43% Year-over-year change: -25.45%

Total U.S. foreclosure starts: 73,500 Month-over-month change: -21.89% Year-over-year change: -6.73%

Monthly Prepayment Rate (SMM): 1.39% Month-over-month change: -14.49% Year-over-year change: 60.12%

Foreclosure Sales as % of 90+: 1.89% Month-over-month change: 2.47% Year-over-year change: -3.66%

Number of properties that are 30 or more days past due, but not in foreclosure: 2,415,000 Month-over-month change: 35,000 Year-over-year change: -406,000

Number of properties that are 90 or more days past due, but not in foreclosure: 952,000 Month-over-month change: -19,000 Year-over-year change: -235,000

Number of properties in foreclosure pre-sale inventory: 764,000 Month-over-month change: -18,000 Year-over-year change: -252,000

Number of properties that are 30 or more days past due or in foreclosure: 3,179,000 Month-over-month change: 17,000 Year-over-year change: -658,000

Top 5 States by Non-Current* Percentage

Mississippi: 12.63% New Jersey: 10.75% Louisiana: 9.79% New York: 9.22% Maine: 9.06%             

Bottom 5 States by Non-Current* Percentage

Minnesota: 3.30% Montana: 3.30% South Dakota: 3.21% Colorado: 3.05% North Dakota: 2.11%

Top 5 States by 90+ Days Delinquent Percentage

Mississippi: 4.66% Rhode Island: 3.33% Louisiana: 3.13% Alabama: 3.08%  New Jersey: 2.81%                 

Top 5 States by 6-Month Improvement in Non-Current* Percentage

Florida: -17.35% Illinois: -15.14% Michigan: -14.12% Iowa: -13.76% Colorado: -13.67%                             

Top 5 States by 6-Month Deterioration in Non-Current* Percentage

Alaska: 8.89% Maine: -6.80% New Mexico: -6.89% South Dakota: -6.98% Wyoming: -7.70%

*Non-current totals combine foreclosures and delinquencies as a percent of active loans in that state.

Notes:

  1. Totals are extrapolated based on Black Knight Financial Services' loan-level database of mortgage assets.
  2. All whole numbers are rounded to the nearest thousand, except for foreclosure starts, which are rounded to the nearest hundred.

For a more detailed view of this month's "first look" data, please visit the Black Knight newsroom at http://www.BKFS.com/CorporateInformation/NewsRoom/Pages/20150522.aspx

The company will provide a more in-depth review of this data in its monthly Mortgage Monitor report, which includes an analysis of data supplemented by in-depth charts and graphs that reflect trend and point-in-time observations. The Mortgage Monitor report will be available online at http://www.bkfs.com/CorporateInformation/NewsRoom/Pages/Mortgage-Monitor.aspx by June 8, 2015.

For more information about gaining access to Black Knight's loan-level database, please send an e-mail to dataanalyticsinfo@bkfs.com.

About Black Knight Financial Services, Inc. Black Knight Financial Services (NYSE: BKFS), a Fidelity National Financial (NYSE: FNF) company, is the mortgage and finance industries' leading provider of integrated technology, data and analytics solutions that facilitate and automate many of the business processes across the mortgage lifecycle.

Black Knight Financial Services is committed to being the premier business partner  that lenders and servicers rely on to achieve their strategic goals, realize greater success and better serve their customers by delivering best-in-class technology, services and insight with a relentless commitment to excellence, innovation, integrity and leadership.

SOURCE Black Knight Financial Services



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