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Black Knight’s First Look at May 2018 Mortgage Data

May 2018 Sees Second Fewest Foreclosure Starts in 17 Years; Active Foreclosure Inventory on Pace to Hit Pre-Recession Average in Early Q3 2018

Black Knight’s First Look at May 2018 Mortgage Data
  • At 44,900, May 2018 saw the second lowest monthly foreclosure starts in more than 17 years
  • Just 303,000 mortgages remain in active foreclosure; at 0.59 percent, the national foreclosure rate is now at its lowest point in 15 years
  • At the current rate of decline, national foreclosure inventories are on pace to hit the pre-recession average (2000-2005) in early Q3 2018
  • May marked five consecutive months of declining delinquencies, as post-hurricane improvement continues
  • Delinquency improvements in hurricane-affected areas more than offset slight increases in non-impacted markets in May, dropping the national delinquency rate to its lowest level in 15 months

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – June 21, 2018 – Black Knight, Inc. (NYSE:BKI) reports the following “first look” at May 2018 month-end mortgage performance statistics derived from its loan-level database representing the majority of the national mortgage market.


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


  • Totals are extrapolated based on Black Knight’s loan-level database of mortgage assets.
  • All whole numbers are rounded to the nearest thousand, except foreclosure starts, 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  https://www.blackknightinc.com/data-reports/ by July 9, 2018.

For more information about gaining access to Black Knight’s loan-level database, please send an email to dataanalyticsinfo@bkfs.com.


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