image.pngThe impact of the pandemic continues to cloud the overall performance of the real estate market.

The metrics covering delinquency have confirmed a number of the periods over the last 10 months, specifically during the periods of March and April.

During September and October of 2020, less than 1% of the total mortgage market fell into the 30-day delinquency category. This does not represent a significant shift even for what is considered a ‘normal’ market.

Nationwide in October 2020, the rate of mortgages delinquent by at least 30 days increased to 6.1% year-over-year. This is a significant increase of 65% from the 3.7% rate reported back in 2019.

The unemployment rate continues to improve, which affects the number of delinquent loans.

According to CoreLogic, New Jersey came in fourth at 8.2% of loans delinquent. The other states with mortgage rates in high forbearance were Louisiana, Mississippi and New York, 10%, 9.1% and 8.7%, respectively.

If you have any questions about this information or title insurance, please contact Ralph Aponte: 732.914.1400.

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