Mortgage delinquencies, foreclosures rise

THE OLYMPIANOctober 19, 2011 

Olympia-area mortgage delinquency and foreclosure rates inched higher in July from the same period a year ago, according to CoreLogic, a publicly traded analytic firm based in Santa Ana, Calif.

The July data show that Olympia-area mortgages that were delinquent for 90 or more days rose to 5.06 percent from 4.84 percent in the same period a year ago. Foreclosures also rose higher to 1.78 percent from 1.37 percent.

Although both sets of data rose in the Olympia area for the year-over-year period, they still remained well below state and national levels. Washington state mortgage delinquencies increased to 5.98 percent in July from 5.71 percent in July 2010, and the national rate was 7.2 percent for the same month, down from 7.89 percent in July 2010.

In July, Washington state had a 2.29 percent foreclosure rate and the U.S. had a 3.44 percent rate, the data show.

Rolf Boone, staff writer

110 women take part in mammogram clinic

More than 100 women received free digital mammograms this month as part of Capital Medical Center’s fourth annual free mammogram clinic.

In all, 110 women from throughout the area, including one woman from Seattle, took part in the event. Each patient received a digital mammogram on Oct. 8 or received a certificate that is redeemable for a mammogram through Oct. 31.

The event was held at Capital Mammography, which is on the Capital Medical Center campus at 3920 Capital Mall Drive S.W., Suite 401. For more information about Capital Mammography, call 360-570-3025.

Rolf Boone, staff writer

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