U.S. Mortgage Delinquencies Reach a Record High - NYTimes.com: "The combined percentage of those in foreclosure as well as delinquent homeowners is 14.41 percent, or about one in seven mortgage holders. Mortgages with problems are concentrated in four states: California, Florida, Arizona and Nevada. One in four people with mortgages in Florida is behind in payments.
Some of the delinquent homeowners are scrambling and will eventually catch up on their payments. But many others will slide into foreclosure. The percentage of loans in foreclosure on Sept. 30 was 4.47 percent, up from 2.97 percent last year."
Let's see. What do CA, FL, AZ, and NV have in common? Lots of sun. What else? Oh, yes. These are states where CIDs have been the predominant form of new housing in recent years. So that means the foreclosures to come will place even heavier burdens on the remaining owners in all those condo associations and HOAs.