DELINQUENCIES UP: The number of Americans at risk of foreclosure rose slightly in the April-June quarter to 8.44 percent of all homeowners, the Mortgage Bankers Association said Monday. In a normal market, the percentage of delinquent borrowers is only about 1.1 percent.
LOWER THAN LAST YEAR: Missed mortgage payments have fallen from a record high of more than 10 percent a year ago. But the decline is due partly to delays in foreclosure filings that are backlogged in state courts.
LIKELY TO RISE: The end of an investigation into faulty foreclosure paperwork will likely lead to increased foreclosures later this year.