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Black Knight Financial Services' First Look at July Mortgage Data: Delinquencies Continue Seasonal Climb; Prepayments Defy Historically Low Interest Rates, Growing Refinanceable Population

August 22, 2016

- Delinquency rate rose to just over 4.5 percent, though July ending on a Sunday suggests a historically likely August decline
- Prepayment activity fell in July despite overall growth in the number of refinance candidates and 30-year interest rates remaining at or below 3.45 percent for much of the month
- July foreclosure starts fell 12 percent from last month, marking the second lowest monthly total in 10 years
- Foreclosure inventory continues to decline as well, now down 20 percent from the start of 2016 and to its lowest point since July 2007

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Aug. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Data & Analytics division of Black Knight Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE: BKFS) reports the following "first look" at July 2016 month-end mortgage performance statistics derived from its loan-level database representing the majority of the national mortgage market.

Total U.S. loan delinquency rate (loans 30 or more days past due, but not in foreclosure): 4.51%
Month-over-month change: 4.78%
Year-over-year change: -3.38%

Total U.S. foreclosure pre-sale inventory rate: 1.09%
Month-over-month change: -1.68%
Year-over-year change: -28.36%

Total U.S. foreclosure starts: 61,300
Month-over-month change: -11.54%
Year-over-year change: -14.27%

Monthly Prepayment Rate (SMM): 1.26%
Month-over-month change: -11.98%
Year-over-year change: -1.00%

Foreclosure Sales as % of 90+: 1.99%
Month-over-month change: -13.65%
Year-over-year change: 1.05%

Number of properties that are 30 or more days past due, but not in foreclosure: 2,286,000
Month-over-month change: 108,000
Year-over-year change: -70,000

Number of properties that are 90 or more days past due, but not in foreclosure: 695,000
Month-over-month change: 3,000
Year-over-year change: -147,000

Number of properties in foreclosure pre-sale inventory: 550,000
Month-over-month change: -8,000
Year-over-year change: -214,000

Number of properties that are 30 or more days past due or in foreclosure: 2,836,000
Month-over-month change: 100,000
Year-over-year change: -284,000

Top 5 States by Non-Current* Percentage

Mississippi:

11.67%

Louisiana:

9.63%

New Jersey:

8.95%

West Virginia:

8.34%

Alabama:

8.21%

Bottom 5 States by Non-Current* Percentage

South Dakota:

3.13%

Montana:

3.13%

Minnesota:

2.92%

Colorado:

2.71%

North Dakota:

2.56%

Top 5 States by 90+ Days Delinquent Percentage

Mississippi:

3.56%

Louisiana:

2.69%

Alabama:

2.45%

Arkansas:

2.06%

Tennessee:

2.04%

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

Nevada:

-17.28%

Nebraska:

-15.41%

Florida:

-15.33%

Washington:

-15.13%

Oregon:

-14.91%

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

North Dakota:

6.21%

Alaska:

4.72%

Wyoming:

2.27%

Louisiana:

-8.21%

Vermont:

-9.23%

*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 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/20160822.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 detailed 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 Sept. 6, 2016.

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

About Black Knight Financial Services, Inc.

Black Knight Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE: BKFS), a Fidelity National Financial (NYSE: FNF) company, is a 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 a 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. For more information on Black Knight Financial Services, please visit www.bkfs.com.

 

For more information:





Michelle Kersch




Mitch Cohen    

904.854.5043




646.546.5103

michelle.kersch@bkfs.com




mitch@mprg.com

 

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SOURCE Black Knight Financial Services, Inc.

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