Mortgage delinquency rate continues to drop in Whatcom County


Whatcom County's mortgage delinquency rate continues to steadily drop, according to a new report.

The percentage of Whatcom County mortgages more than 90 days delinquent was at 3.07 in December, the lowest level in about five years, according to CoreLogic, a national provider of property information.

Whatcom's delinquency rate remains lower than the Washington rate of 4.58 percent and the U.S. rate of 5.03 percent.

In December the percentage of Whatcom County loans in some stage of foreclosure was 1.15, up slightly from November.

Whatcom's foreclosure rate in December was lower than Washington's rate of 1.80 percent and the national rate of 2.09 percent.

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