As the housing market and hiring continue to recover, consumers are making their mortgage payments a priority again, CNNMoney reported. A growing number of borrowers are paying off their home loans before their credit card debts, reversing a trend first seen in September 2008, according to a TransUnion study that examined the delinquency rates of borrowers with mortgages, auto loans and credit card debt. The delinquency rate for mortgages fell to 1.71 percent in December, down from 3.32 percent in September 2008. Meanwhile, the rate of credit card delinquencies was 1.83 percent in December, down from 3.29 percent in 2008.