7.6 Million Borrowers Underwater on Mortgages: Study

 · NOVEMBER 24, 2009 Nationally, One in Four Borrowers Is Underwater By RUTH SIMON and JAMES R. HAGERTY The proportion of U.S. homeowners who owe more on their mortgages than the properties are worth has swelled to about 23%, threatening prospects for a sustained housing recovery.

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CoreLogic reports that 11 million. negative equity mortgages accounted for nearly 28 percent of all residential properties with a mortgage nationwide. Negative equity, often referred to as.

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The study, conducted by researchers at First American CoreLogic, paints a troubling picture estimating that 7.62 million borrowers in the U.S. are currently underwater on their mortgages — or 18.

The latest figures from CoreLogic suggest that there are more than 11 million borrowers who are underwater on their mortgages. Moreover, FHFA states that 4.6 million of these are Fannie Mae- or Freddie Mac-backed loans with 2.5 million of these having current loan-to-value ratios above 115%.

As the economy rallies, fewer local mortgage holders find they owe more than their homes’ value. But more than 10,000 owners still face such a bind. The information stems from a new CoreLogic.

That initiative would pool federal and nonprofit dollars to modify mortgages and reduce the balances of underwater loans. The agency likely will announce a $50 million pilot program. The federal.

More than 14 million borrowers were underwater as of Q1 2010, and with a further 10.8% decline in house prices expected relative to Q4 2009 levels, another 6 million borrowers are likely fall into negative equity by the end of 2011, according to commentary today by Deutsche Bank.

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As of the end of December 2008, more than 8.3 million U.S. mortgages, or 20% of all mortgaged properties, were in a negative-equity position – a jump from September 2008’s total of 7.6 million, according to First American CoreLogic’s latest negative-equity report. During the fourth quarter of 2008, an average of 230,000 borrowers a month [.]

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