For the sixth straight year, state housing finance agency delinquency rates for single family whole loan programs continued to increase in 2012, reaching the highest levels to date in some categories, according to Moody’s Investors Service.

As of December 31, total delinquencies, which include loans that are 60 or more days delinquent and in foreclosure, reached a new high at 8.03%, which represented an almost 4% year-over-year increase from the 7.72% rate in 2011.

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