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More Underwater Homes are Beginning to Float again

September 26th, 2014 Comments off

housing_recovery__globest.com__creditAccording to housingwire.com, the latest CoreLogic report indicates 946,000 properties regained positive equity in the second quarter of 2014, increasing borrower equity year over year by an estimated $1 trillion. The number of homes that remain in negative equity has fallen from 7.2 million, or 14.9 percent of all homes with a residential mortgage, in Q2 2013, to 5.3 million homes, or 10.7 percent in the second quarter 2014, a drop of nearly two million in one year. In dollars, this equates to negative equity declining $432.9 billion in 12 months. The 44 million residential properties with positive equity include nine million, about 19 percent, that have less than 20 percent equity, while 1.3 million have under five percent equity. Anand Nallathambi, president and CEO of CoreLogic, tells MHProNews, “With more and more borrowers regaining equity, we expect homeownership to become an increasingly attractive option for many who have remained on the sidelines in the aftermath of the great recession. This should provide more opportunities for people to sell their homes, purchase a different home or refinance an existing mortgage.” ##

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More Underwater Homes Return to Buoyancy in Q1 2014

June 5th, 2014 Comments off

CoreLogic reports 312,000 more homes returned to positive equity in the first quarter of 2014, indicating 6.3 million homes remained underwater as of Q1 2014, compared to 6.6 million homes at the end of Q4, 2013, according to worldpropertychannel.com. In aggregate, the value of negative equity totaled $383.7 billion as of March 31, 2014 versus $400 billion at the end of the fourth quarter, 2013, as MHProNews has learned. Anand Nallathambi, president and CEO of CoreLogic, says, “Prices continue to rise across most of the country and significantly fewer borrowers are underwater today compared to last year. An additional rise in home prices of 5 percent, which we are projecting will occur over the next 12 months, will lift another 1.2 million properties out of the negative equity trap.” ##

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Housing Recovery: Around the Corner?

December 2nd, 2011 Comments off

HousingWire reports Radar Logic, which tracks home values in 25 metropolitan areas, says while home prices fell 4.4 percent for the year ending September 2011, the survey shows home sales increased 15.4 percent in those markets year-over-year in Sept., the largest gain for the month of Sept. since 2003. Michael Feder, president and CEO of Radar Logic, said, “Activity is stable, price declines have slowed and it is unlikely that many more borrowers will enter default or that many more homes will go ‘underwater.’ While this may not be the beginning of a recovery, the data suggest it may well be the beginning of an equilibrium, which if the case, should and probably will boost buyer confidence. If it does, a recovery may not be far away.”

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