Annually, early-stage delinquencies were down from 1.5% to 1.1%, adverse delinquencies dipped from 0.7% to 0.3%, and serious delinquencies fell from 4.2% to 2.4% in September.

The foreclosure inventory rate also remained at its lowest level since 1999, down from 0.3% to 0.2% year over year.

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“Record home equity levels have been a boon to many homeowners navigating the cross-currents of the pandemic,” said Frank Martell, president and CEO of CoreLogic. “Not only have homeowners used this equity to fuel a record level of home improvements and renovation, it has proven to be a vital factor in helping families ward off foreclosure, pay down existing debt and weather changing market conditions.”