Experts agree there’s no chance of a large-scale foreclosure crisis like we saw back in 2008, and that’s good news for the housing market. As Mark Fleming, Chief Economist at First American, says:

“. . . don’t expect a housing bust like the mid-2000s, as lending standards in this housing cycle have been much tighter and homeowners have historically high levels of home equity, so there likely won’t be a surge in foreclosures.”

Data from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) helps tell this story. It shows the overall percentage of homeowners at risk is decreasing significantly with time (see graph below):

<img loading="lazy" class="aligncenter wp-image-47441" src="https://files.simplifyingthemarket.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/10112159/percent-of-mortgages-in-forebearance-decreases-to-0.69-percent-in-september-MEM.png" alt="Home Equity: A Source of Strength for Homeowners Today