Sunday, July 27, 2014

Still Drowning: An Update On Seriously Underwater Homes In The United States

RealtyTrac reported this week there are still 9.1 million U.S. residential homes considered "seriously" underwater (the mortgage exceeds the property's value by at least 25%).

The seriously underwater group accounts for 17.2% of all mortgages. The residential market has slowed considerably during the first half of 2014 and as we have discussed here numerous times; when interest rates resume their ascent higher home prices will resume their decline lower. 

Here are the top 10 states with seriously underwater homes. Click for larger view:


2 comments:

  1. Tuna, looking beyond the U.S., would your theory of interest rates rises resulting in home price decreases work for property prices in countries around the world?

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    1. Yes, in fact with some countries it is even more extreme. Hong Kong, for example, uses almost exclusively adjustable rate mortgages.

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