Almost 9 percent of U.S. homeowners missed a payment

The Mortgage Bankers Association said Monday that 8.44 percent of homeowners missed at least one mortgage payment in the April-June quarter. That figure, which is adjusted for seasonal factors, rose 0.12 percentage point from the January-March period of 2011. In a normal market, the percentage of delinquent borrowers is about 1.1 percent, according to the …