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Freddie Mac Mortgage Serious Delinquency Rate unchanged in January; Fannie Mae Decreased Slightly


Freddie Mac reported that the Single-Family serious delinquency rate in January was 0.66%, unchanged from 0.66% December. Freddie’s rate is down year-over-year from 1.06% in January 2022.

Freddie’s serious delinquency rate peaked in February 2010 at 4.20% following the housing bubble and peaked at 3.17% in August 2020 during the pandemic.

Fannie Mae reported that the Single-Family Serious Delinquency decreased to 0.64% in January from 0.65% in December. The serious delinquency rate is down from 1.17% in January 2022.  This is at the pre-pandemic lows.

The Fannie Mae serious delinquency rate peaked in February 2010 at 5.59% following the housing bubble and peaked at 3.32% in August 2020 during the pandemic.

These are mortgage loans that are “three monthly payments or more past due or in foreclosure”.

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Mortgages in forbearance are being counted as delinquent in this monthly report but are not reported to the credit bureaus.

For Freddie, note that multi-family delinquencies have been increased slightly and were at 0.12% in January, up from 0.07% in January 2022.

For Fannie, by vintage, for loans made in 2004 or earlier (1% of portfolio), 2.11% are seriously delinquent (down from 2.16% in December). 

For loans made in 2005 through 2008 (1% of portfolio), 3.40% are seriously delinquent (down from 3.49%).
 For recent loans, originated in 2009 through 2021 (98% of portfolio), 0.52% are seriously delinquent (down from 0.53%). So, Fannie is still working through a handful of poor performing loans from the bubble years.

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