Delinquencies Rose in September While Foreclosure Activity Remained Muted

  • The national delinquency rate rose to 3.29% in September, up 12 basis points (BPS) from August and up +13BPS year over year, marking only the second – and largest – annual increase in the past 2.5 years
  • Despite the rise, the delinquency rate is still 71BPS below the level of pre-pandemic September 2019
  • Loans 30 days past due rose by 48.8K (+5.1%) – marking the fourth consecutive monthly rise – while the 60-day delinquent population extended its own streak of increases (+8.7K; +3.0%) to six months
  • At the national level, serious delinquencies (90+ days past due) rose by 7K to 455K, but remain 6.7% below September 2019 levels
  • While overall delinquencies have risen, the number of loans in active foreclosure fell to 214K in September, its lowest point since March 2022 and some 25% below 2019 pre-pandemic levels
  • Foreclosure starts also declined, falling by -20.4% in the month to 25.4K, with completed sales falling by 8% from the month prior
  • Prepay activity (measured as single-month mortality) dropped to 0.45% under continued pressure from seasonal homebuying patterns confounded by interest rates north of 7%, and is down -26% year over year

ATLANTA and NEW YORKOct. 23, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE:ICE), a leading global provider of data, technology, and market infrastructure, reports the following “first look” at September 2023 month-end mortgage performance statistics derived from its loan-level database representing the majority of the national mortgage market.

Total U.S. loan delinquency rate (loans 30 or more days past due, but not in foreclosure): 3.29%
Month-over-month change: 3.67%
Year-over-year change: 4.27%

Total U.S. foreclosure pre-sale inventory rate: 0.40%
Month-over-month change: -0.41%
Year-over-year change: -7.18%

Total U.S. foreclosure starts: 25,000       
Month-over-month change -20.45%
Year-over-year change: 4.81%

Monthly prepayment rate (SMM): 0.45%
Month-over-month change: -15.51%
Year-over-year change: -25.74%

Foreclosure sales: 6,400
Month-over-month change: -7.52%
Year-over-year change: -6.42%

Number of properties that are 30 or more days past due, but not in foreclosure: 1,749,000
Month-over-month change: 64,000
Year-over-year change: 96,000

Number of properties that are 90 or more days past due, but not in foreclosure: 455,000
Month-over-month change: 7,000
Year-over-year change: -132,000

Number of properties in foreclosure pre-sale inventory: 214,000
Month-over-month change: -1,000
Year-over-year change: -13,000

Number of properties that are 30 or more days past due or in foreclosure: 1,963,000
Month-over-month change: 64,000
Year-over-year change: 83,000

Top 5 States by Non-Current* Percentage


7.92 %


7.40 %


5.63 %


5.12 %


5.04 %

Bottom 5 States by Non-Current* Percentage


2.15 %


2.13 %


2.05 %


2.01 %


1.95 %

Top 5 States by 90+ Days Delinquent Percentage


2.16 %


1.85 %


1.46 %


1.21 %


1.19 %

Top 5 States by 12-Month Change in Non-Current* Percentage

Rhode Island:              

-9.28 %


– 6.73 %


-4.36 %

District of Columbia:    

-4.16 %

New York:                    

-3.99 %

Bottom 5 States by 12-Month Change in Non-Current* Percentage


16.65 %

South Dakota:            

13.18 %


13.10 %


10.53 %


8.98 %

*Non-current totals combine foreclosures and delinquencies as a percent of active loans in that state.


Totals are extrapolated based on ICE’s McDash loan-level database of mortgage assets.

All whole numbers are rounded to the nearest thousand, except foreclosure starts and sales, which are rounded to the nearest hundred.

The company will provide a more in-depth review of this data in its monthly Mortgage Monitor report, which includes an analysis of data supplemented by detailed charts and graphs that reflect trend and point-in-time observations. The Mortgage Monitor report will be available online at by November 4, 2023.

For more information about gaining access to ICE’s loan-level database, please send an email to

About Intercontinental Exchange
Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE) is a Fortune 500 company that designs, builds and operates digital networks to connect people to opportunity. We provide financial technology and data services across major asset classes that offer our customers access to mission-critical workflow tools that increase transparency and operational efficiencies. We operate exchanges, including the New York Stock Exchange, and clearing houses that help people invest, raise capital and manage risk across multiple asset classes. Our comprehensive fixed income data services and execution capabilities provide information, analytics and platforms that help our customers capitalize on opportunities and operate more efficiently. At ICE Mortgage Technology, we are transforming and digitizing the U.S. residential mortgage process, from consumer engagement through loan registration. Together, we transform, streamline and automate industries to connect our customers to opportunity.

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