Despite rising home values, millions still underwater

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One in six (17 percent) U.S. homeowners with mortgages – or 8.7 million – were still underwater on their mortgage in the second quarter of 2014, despite rising home values, according to the zillow negative equity Report. This is down from 18.8 percent in the first quarter of 2014, and down from.

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Despite rising home prices, more than 30% of borrowers, or close to 16 million homeowners, were underwater on their mortgage during the first quarter, according to Zillow.

 · Now for the sobering side of the home-equity story: Despite the boom in housing wealth underway, many owners are still unable to join the party. About 6.3 million of them remain underwater.

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Despite rising home prices early in the year, a significant portion of U.S. homeowners with a mortgage – about 44 percent – still. underwater, with less than 20 percent equity in their homes. Taken.

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KCBS’ Rob McAllister Reports: Many Contra Costa Mortgages Still Underwater Despite rising home prices underwater mortgages and short sales where the homeowner sells at a loss were especially common in.

"Widespread rising home values during the past year have helped chip away at negative equity nationwide, helping many homeowners who were only modestly underwater to come up for air.

Homeowners who were underwater. still ultra-low by historical standards, home-equity loans provide a low-cost method to finance home-improvement spending. These expenditures are expected to rise 5.

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On average, underwater home owners have an outstanding balance of $375,000 or more on a $300,000 property, or average outstanding balance of $500,000 or more on a $400,000 house. Home prices have been rising since the recovery began in 2012, but despite the inceases, 8.1 million homes remain seriously underwater.

The report showed that in the second quarter, 6.6 million properties. local market in determining if a home is underwater, the report states. But why are so many homes still underwater, despite.

Overall the housing news has been good as of late: prices are on the rise, fueled by tight inventory plus lower mortgage rates the first half of the year. Despite those developments, 6.4 million homes.

The study analyzes the loss in home values since 2005 and estimates the number of homes likely to be underwater, due to erosion and rising tides by 2100 – using this data to identify the U.S. cities most affected by rising sea levels.