The biggest mover was condo construction loans, for which thedelinquency rate spiked 400 basis points to 20.5%. Next in line wasresidential construction financing, the delinquency rate for whichrose 270 basis points to 15.1%. The delinquency rate for purecommercial construction loans increased 110 basis points to 5.2%while apartment construction loan delinquency increased 80 basispoints to 3.7%.

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The total amount of construction loans outstanding shrunk by1.6% during the third quarter, up from a 0.9% decline in the secondquarter. Single family residential construction loan totalscontracted by 8% in the third quarter. Multifamily constructionloan totals shrunk by 2%, with shrinkage on the condo sideoffsetting moderate growth on the apartment side.

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Non-residential commercial construction loan totals expanded by4% in the third quarter, which is down slightly from its secondquarter pace. Foresight Analytics principal Matt Anderson saysgiven the freeze in credit markets since mid-September, contractionis likely in the fourth quarter.

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