Posted by: Marvin Remmich | July 13, 2012

CoreLogic: 23.7% of Mortgages are Underwater, Down from 25.2%

While negative equity still continues to hinder the housing market’s recovery, CoreLogic reported Thursday that the share of underwater mortgages declined. In the first quarter of 2012, the total number of underwater homes was 11.4 million, accounting for 23.7 percent of all residential properties with a mortgage. In the fourth quarter of 2011, 12.1 million properties, or 25.2 percent, were underwater. In addition, more than 700,000 households saw their equity move into the positive territory in the first quarter of this year


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