Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Mortgage Foreclosures and Delinquencies

A graduate student asked for historical data on mortgage delinquencies and foreclosures. The definitive source for this data is the Mortgage Bankers Association. They publish a quarterly National Delinquency Survey. SIBL has copies.

Bloomberg includes much of this data in downloadable form. Type in MBAI for a list of all the Mortgage Bankers Association indexes. Choose from the list; for forclosure data, type FORL ; for total mortgage volume, type MBAV .

For other mortgage statistics in Bloomberg, type HSST to go to their "Housing and Construction" data page. On this page, option 6 covers "Mortgage Statistics."

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