More than 10% of US properties still ‘seriously underwater’ in Q2

More than 10 percent of U.S. properties were still seriously underwater in the second quarter of 2018, according to a new study from ATTOM Data Solutions.

Home values are up — despite millions of Americans underwater

Overall, 84,000 properties have regained equity — an upward trend from a low peak during the housing crisis of 2009, when negative equity was at 26 percent.

Report: Underwater Mortgages Dip Below Post-Recession Lows

Since the financial crisis of 2008, mortgage delinquencies have steadily decreased. During the peak of the recession, over 30 percent of homeowners owed lenders more than the value of their home. Now, underwater mortgages have dipped below the 10 percent mark, to 9.1 percent, for the first time since the housing crisis, according to Zillow’s […]

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Zillow: fewer than 10% of homeowners are underwater on their mortgage

The share of homeowners underwater on their mortgage dipped below 10 percent for the first time since the 2008 economic crash, a new report from Zillow finds. Precipitously rising home values are helping those who hung on through the crash regain equity. 

Weighing Risk and Reward: Crypto-Investing in Home Equity

For homeowners that are looking to access home equity funds, but don’t want to take out a second loan, a home equity line of credit (HELOC) or a reverse mortgage, there are not many options; however, blockchain technology is looking to change that by offering investment opportunities that are tied to a home’s equity and […]

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Weighing Risk and Reward: Crypto-Investing in Home Equity

For homeowners that are looking to access home equity funds, but don’t want to take out a second loan, a home equity line of credit (HELOC) or a reverse mortgage, there are not many options; however, blockchain technology is looking to change that by offering investment opportunities that are tied to a home’s equity and […]

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With Fast-Growing Prices, Gains in Equity Are Exceeding Minimum Wage

For many Americans, homeownership is a vehicle for wealth—an appreciating asset that, more often than not, earns a profit at resale. In the market today, homeowners are all but promised to reap the rewards. According to an analysis recently released by Zillow, appreciation is so healthy that homes in many markets are producing more than […]

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Equity Growing in Lowest Tier: Report

Buyer demand is highest for starter supply—and entry-level homes are appreciating faster than others as a result, according to an analysis by Zillow. “When the housing market crashed, owners of the least valuable homes were especially hard hit and lost more home value than homeowners at the upper end of the market,” says Aaron Terrazas, […]

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Seriously underwater homes dropped by 0.8 percent in 2017

Attom Data Solutions today released its 2017 U.S. Year-End Home Equity and Underwater analysis, which revealed that the number of seriously underwater properties — meaning they had a loan-to-value (LTV) of 125+ — decreased 0.3 percent year-over-year in Q4 2017 to 9.3 percent, the smallest year-over-year decrease in the share of seriously underwater properties since Attom began tracking in Q1 …

Home Price Change Expectations Flat

Many homeowners have enjoyed a return to positive equity in recent years, with home prices on a consistent upward trend in most markets. How high will values go? Potentially not much further, according to consumers in the June 2017 Survey of Consumer Expectations by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, who held firm on […]

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