In addition to the NPLs discussed above, there were $20.7 million and $22.5 million of accruing TDRs at September 30, 2011 and December 31, 2010. These TDRs are on accrual status as the loans have complied with the terms of their restructured agreements for a period of six months or longer. Our progress in working with these borrowers is evidenced by the improvement in the performance of our TDRs since the end of 2009, when only $6.2 million of our TDRs were on accrual status.
During the nine months ended September 30, 2011, REO increased by $2.4 million to $5.4 million from $3.0 million at the end of 2010. At September 30, 2011 the Bank’s REO consisted of two one-to-four family residential properties and seven commercial real estate properties, three of which are church buildings. As part of our efforts to reduce non-performing assets, we sold fifteen REO properties for total proceeds of $3.7 million, and recorded a corresponding net loss of $56 thousand, during the first nine months of 2011.
At September 30, 2011 our allowance for loan losses was $19.8 million, or 5.52% of our gross loans receivable, compared to $20.5 million, or 5.08% of our gross loans, at year-end 2010. The ratio of the allowance for loan losses to NPLs, excluding loans held for sale, decreased to 47.67% at September 30, 2011, compared to 54.53% at year-end 2010. Despite the decrease in the allowance ratio, management believes that the remaining loss potential has been reduced as a result of our having already written down, by establishing specific reserves, or charged-off as necessary, 61% of the NPLs to their adjusted fair value less estimated selling costs.
Impaired loans at September 30, 2011 were $60.8 million compared to $58.0 million at December 31, 2010. Specific reserves for impaired loans were $6.5 million, or 10.64% of the aggregate impaired loan amount at September 30, 2011, compared to $6.0 million, or 10.39%, at December 31, 2010. Excluding specific reserves for impaired loans, our coverage ratio (general allowance as a percentage of total non-impaired loans) was 4.48% at September 30, 2011, compared to 4.19% at December 31, 2010. Our allowances for losses after considering reserves for loans held for sale and REO totaled $21.8 million at September 30, 2011, unchanged from year-end 2010.