The number of mortgage holders in the six-county Fort Worth-Arlington region at least 90 days delinquent on their loans dropped again in January, according to CoreLogic real estate data firm.
In January, the latest month available, 4.15 percent of the mortgages were late, compared to 4.59 percent a year ago, CoreLogic said.
The foreclosure rate in the area was 0.9 percent, compared to 1.25 percent in January 2013. The foreclosure rate represents the rate of foreclosures among outstanding mortgages.
The national delinquency rate in January was 4.93 percent, down from 6.36 percent a year ago.
The national foreclosure rate in January was 1.97 percent, compared to 2.9 percent a year ago.
The area numbers include data from Tarrant, Wise, Parker, Johnson, Hood and Somervell counties.
_ Sandra Baker