The number of delinquent home loans in Sonoma County remained higher in July than a year earlier, with about one of every 14 homeowners more than 90 days behind on their mortgage payments.
The delinquency rate in July hovered at 7 percent, according to data released Tuesday by CoreLogic, formerly First American CoreLogic. The rate has remained in that range for seven straight months and compares to 5.6 percent in July 2009, or one in every 18 home loans.
The county rates remain lower than the state and nation. California’s delinquency rate reached 9.9 percent in July, and the U.S. rate was 7.8 percent.
The rate of county homes in some stage of foreclosure declined to 1.77 percent in July, compared to 1.98 percent a year earlier.
The foreclosure rate for July was 2.77 percent for California and 3.13 percent for the nation.
— Robert Digitale