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Published: Oct 24, 2014 12:02 a.mET Share .st0{fill:#FFFFFF;} .st1{fill:#E12828;} .st2{fill:#FAEAEA;enable-background:new ;} .st3{fill:#FAD4D4;enable-background:new ;} window.videoDomain = ''; By QuentinFottrell Personal Finance Editor Getty Images U.Sforeclosures have fallen to their lowest rate since February 2008, as states clear the backlog of foreclosures from the crisis years and the market slowly returns to normalAt 1.76% of active mortgages, the inventory of loans in foreclosure is at its lowest point since February 2008, according to data released Friday from Black Knight Financial Services, a mortgage technology and information services firm based in Jacksonville, FlaThis “first look” at September month-end mortgage performance derived from a database representing two-thirds of the overall market Black Knight Financial Services That equates to 893,000 loans in the foreclosure process, a 33% decline of 435,000 from 1.3 million last yearThat bodes well for the housing market, experts sayJed Kolko, chief economist for real-estate website Trulia, says the delinquency and foreclosure rate is 74% back to normal in the fourth quarter versus 56% a year ago, while home prices and sales are 75% and 80% back to normal, respectivelyThe total “non-current” inventory — 30 or more days past due or in foreclosure — fell by 117,000 on the month to 2,878,000 in SeptemberThe inventory of “seriously delinquent” loans — those 90 or more days past due — declined by 25,000 on the month to 1,118,000 in September reaching its lowest point August 2008, and number of properties in foreclosure of 30 days or more fell 137,000 to 3,771,000And the number of properties in foreclosure inventory fell 20,000 to 893,000 in September The states with the most delinquencies or foreclosures in September are Mississippi (14.41% of all loans), New Jersey (12.17%), Louisiana (11.16%), New York (10.76%) and Florida (10.55%)The states with the least number of delinquencies or foreclosures are North Dakota (2.43% of all loans), South Dakota (3.64%), Colorado (3.72%), Montana (3.89%) and Minnesota (4.03%)Mississippi, Alabama, Rhode Island, Louisiana and Massachusetts also had the most serious delinquencies (90 days or more) More from Quentin Fottrell Jobs report hints at housing recovery 10 best college towns for renting and flipping Landlords are getting even meaner var SA = SA || []; SA.push({ container: "#sa_calc_52806", version: 1.1, data: { key: "npqzoaaw8ttdneqrelpmx2gdnehdyiog" } }); var smscript = document.createElement('script'); smscript.type = 'text/javascript'; smscript.async = true; smscript.src = ''; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(smscript, s); MarketWatch Partner Center Most Popular Stock market falls as jobs data boost yields Why it might be better to take Social Security at age 66 instead of 70 Don’t make these 3 big mistakes when filing your taxes early ‘Google is at Apple’s mercy’ — the trouble in Alphabet’s earnings What to do in your 40s to retire a millionaire Mortgage Rates Powered by This advertisement is provided by Bankrate, which compiles rate data from more than 4,800 financial institutionsBankrate is paid by financial institutions whenever users click on display advertisements or on rate table listings enhanced with features like logos, navigation links, and toll free numbersDow Jones receives a share of these revenues when users click on a paid placement. 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