Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Decreases to .49% in May
June 20, 2023
Source: Mortgage Bankers Association
The Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) monthly Loan Monitoring Survey revealed that the total number of loans now in forbearance decreased by 2 basis points from 0.51% of servicers’ portfolio volume in the prior month to 0.49% as of May 31, 2023. According to MBA’s estimate, 245,000 homeowners are in forbearance plans. Mortgage servicers have provided forbearance to approximately 7.9 million borrowers since March 2020.
In May 2023, the share of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac loans in forbearance decreased 1 basis point to 0.23%. Ginnie Mae loans in forbearance decreased 5 basis points to 1.06%, and the forbearance share for portfolio loans and private-label securities (PLS) decreased 3 basis points to 0.58%.
“The number of loans in forbearance is reaching levels not seen since the beginning of March 2020, prior to the passage of the CARES Act,” said Marina Walsh, CMB, MBA’s Vice President of Industry Analysis. “Today, more than 96 percent of homeowners are current on their mortgages, thanks to the favorable jobs market and the success of loss mitigation options over the past three years.”
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