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Merced April foreclosure rates fell in April from year-earlier period

Foreclosure rates in Merced have decreased for the month of April over the same period last year, according to CoreLogic.

Newly released data from CoreLogic on foreclosures for the Merced area show the rate of foreclosures among outstanding mortgage loans is 4.28 percent for the month of April, a decrease of 0.97 percentage points compared to April of 2010 when the rate was 5.25 percent. Foreclosure activity in Merced is higher than the national foreclosure rate which was 3.47 percent for April 2011, representing a 0.81 percentage point difference.

Also in Merced, the mortgage delinquency rate has decreased. According to CoreLogic data for April, 12.15 percent of mortgage loans were 90 days or more delinquent compared to 18.08 percent for the same period last year, representing a decrease of 5.93 percentage points.

Headquartered in Santa Ana, Calif., CoreLogic (NYSE: CLGX) is a provider of consumer, financial and property information, analytics and services to business and government.