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Despite rising home values, millions still underwater

 · Photo: Fuzzy Images/Flickr Rising national home prices helped many homeowners gain equity in their homes in the fourth quarter of 2016. However, despite all 50 states recording a decrease in negative equity, many homeowners with negative equity are still deep underwater.

Despite home prices rising in many parts of the country, the total value of owner-occupied housing still remains $3.2 trillion below 2006 levels. Despite rising home prices, there are still some 9.8 million households underwater, representing 19.4 percent of all mortgaged homes-nearly one out of every ve such homes. Underwater homeowners.

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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.

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Despite. home prices fall, CoreLogic notes. Rising home prices continued to help homeowners regain their lost equity in the third quarter of 2013,’ says Mark Fleming, chief economist for CoreLogic.

Millions STILL under water. May 30, 2018 by IWB. 0 Shares. Facebook 0 Twitter Email RSS Subscribe. Run-up in home prices is ‘not sustainable’: Realtors’ chief economist. Home values have been rising for six straight years, and the gains have been accelerating for the past two years.

Fast-rising home prices brought 1.5 million borrowers up from underwater on their mortgages in 2015, but there are still twice as many drowning. In total, 3.2 million homeowners nationally still.

Millions of homeowners still underwater, despite price gains. to more than 30 percent growth in home prices — that’s still not enough to pump some positive equity into some of these homes.

8.7 Million U.S. Homeowners Still Underwater.. almost 9 million American homeowners are still underwater. Despite traction gained in the recovery, many are finding in difficult to pay their mortgage.. and a clear pivot has been seen as home prices keep rising, there is obviously some.

 · 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.