Despite rising home values, millions still underwater

Despite rising home values, millions still underwater

By Les Christie @CNNMoney NEW YORK — Despite rising home prices, more than 30 percent of borrowers, or close to 16 million homeowners, were underwater on their mortgage during the first quarter,

Homeowners who were underwater on their mortgages rose in the latest quarter, even though home prices have slowly started recovering. NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Despite rising home prices, more than.

More than 2.4 million borrowers so far have taken advantage of that program. For borrowers who don’t have government-backed loans and therefore don’t qualify for that program, rising home prices have.

Still, despite the progress made as the negative equity rate falls, 4.4 million homeowners remain underwater, and about 713,000 of them owe at least twice as much as their homes’ value. Despite rising home prices early in the year, a significant portion of U.S. homeowners with a mortgage – about 44 percent – still owed more on their home than it was worth or didn’t have.

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However, rising home prices have restored millions to positive home equity. That said, there are still millions who are still underwater.

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SEATTLE, May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Nearly one-third (31.4 percent) of U.S. homeowners with mortgages – or 15.7 million – were underwater on their mortgage in the first quarter of 2012, despite rising home values, according to the first quarter Zillow Negative Equity Report[1]. Collectively, underwater homeowners owed $1.2 trillion more than their homes were worth.

Still, despite the progress made as the negative equity rate falls, 4.4 million homeowners remain underwater, and about 713,000 of them owe at least twice as much as their homes’ value.

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Home prices have been rising rapidly over the last year. The number of homeowners underwater on their mortgage declined by 31% or 1.5 million people in 2015. Despite this, 3.2 million homeowners were still underwater on their mortgages at the end of 2015, according to a new report by Black Knight Financial Services.

Nearly one-third (31.4 percent) of U.S. homeowners with mortgages – or 15.7 million – were underwater on their mortgage in the first quarter of 2012, despite rising home values, according to the first quarter Zillow Negative Equity Report. Collectively, underwater homeowners owed $1.2 trillion more than their homes were worth.

Svenja Gudell, senior director of economic research at Zillow, explains that rising home values helped bring millions out from underwater in the past few years.

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