Delinquency and foreclosure rates continued to decline in the Lincoln area in August, according to a report.

Real estate data firm CoreLogic said Tuesday that 2.5 percent of mortgages in the Lincoln area were behind on payments by at least 30 days in August, down from 2.7 percent in August 2016.

Lincoln mortgages that were seriously delinquent, meaning they were at least 90 days past due, totaled 0.8 percent in August, compared with 1 percent in the same month a year ago.

The local foreclosure inventory rate for August was 0.2 percent, down from 0.3 percent a year earlier.

The local delinquency and foreclosure levels for August were below state and national levels. According to the report, 3.4 percent of Nebraskans were at least 30 days behind on their mortgage, 1.1 percent were at least 90 days behind and the foreclosure inventory rate was 0.2 percent.

Nationally, the 30-day delinquency rate in August was 4.6 percent, and the 90-day rate was 1.9 percent. The foreclosure inventory rate was 0.6 percent.

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