Hate to be an "I told you so..."
Lender Processing Services just put out its "Mortgage Monitor Report," and we have a new record:
The nation's foreclosure inventories reached record highs. February's foreclosure rate of 3.31 percent represented a 51.1 percent year-over-year increase. The percentage of new problem loans also remains at a five-year high. The total number of non-current first-lien mortgages and REO properties is now more than 7.9 million loans. Furthermore, the percentage of new problem loans is also at its highest level in five years. More than 1.1 million loans that were current at the beginning of January 2010 were already at least 30 days delinquent or inforeclosure by February 2010 month-end.
Okay, so 7.9 million Americans are not paying their mortgages.