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Rate of Forbearance Improvement Slows as March Expiration Looms

Posted To: MND NewsWire

As Black Knight has repeatedly predicted, end of February expirations drove the number of mortgage loans in forbearance lower this past week. There was a decline of 22,000 loans in forbearance plans during the week ended March 2, an 0.8 percent decline. Black Knight says that there are still more than 100,000 loans in plans that expired at the end of last month that may be under review by servicers for extension or removals. Despite weekly improvement, the monthly rate of decrease slowed from 2.0 percent to 1.3 percent. At the end of the reporting period, the company estimates that 2.69 million homeowners remain in forbearance plans, 5.1 percent of those with a mortgage loan. The largest improvement over the past week was in loans serviced for FHA and the VA. They declined by 13,000 to 1,113…(read more)

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