Fewer U.S. Homeowners Late On Mortgage Payments

The percentage of U.S. homeowners behind on their mortgage payments dropped in the first three months of this year to the lowest level since 2009, according to a new report.

Some 5.78 percent of the nation’s mortgage holders were behind on their payments by 60 days or more in the January-to-March quarter, credit reporting agency TransUnion said Wednesday.

That’s down from 6.19 percent in the same period last year, and below the 6.01 percent delinquency rate for the last three months of 2011.

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