Mortgage default rate continues downward trajectory

Mortgage rates moved higher after remaining at around the same level for about three weeks. The rise in rates was driven by continued improvement in consumer spending and partly due to optimism around a forthcoming cut in short term interest rates, which should provide support for business and investor sentiment.

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Mortgage rates moved higher again today. to counter the notion that they will decrease bond buying soon if the economic trajectory continues Rates Markets "broke down" following that, as traders.

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Q2 – U.S. Mortgage Default Risk Continues Downward Trend The U.S. Household Mortgage Default Risk Index (MDRI) fell nearly 17 percent over the last year as the economy and housing market continued to pick up steam. Recent increases in interest rates by the Federal Reserve do not appear to have affected Mortgage Default Risk at the household level.

Mortgage Default Rates Continue to Rise. The index for first mortgage defaults showed the same pattern. After reaching a post-recession low of 1.36 percent in September it increased to 1.47 percent, 1.58 percent, and 1.68 percent over the next three months. The second mortgage default rate, which was at a historic low of 0.62 percent in November rose.

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National mortgage default rates kept on dropping in January, albeit marginally, according to data released by S&P Dow Jones Indices and Experian for the S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices. The first mortgage default rate was 1.26% in January, slightly down from 1.27% the month prior.

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"We continue to expect residential investment to be either flat or provide a slight boost to GDP growth in the second half of the year." The 30-year fixed mortgage rate has dropped to about 3.75% from a peak of 4.94% in November, according to data from mortgage finance agency Freddie Mac.