One in six (17 percent) U.S. homeowners with mortgages – or 8.7 million – were still underwater on their mortgage in the second quarter of 2014, despite rising home values, according to the Zillow Negative Equity Report. This is down from 18.8 percent in the first quarter of 2014, and down from 23.8 percent from last year (Q2 2013).

More than 3 million underwater homeowners have returned to positive equity in the past year, due mainly to rising property values. However, it’s going to take years before a majority of homeowners who are underwater on their mortgages return to positive equity.

However, rising home prices have restored millions to positive home equity. That said, there are still millions who are still underwater.

Fitch sees no sign of strategic default for rising principal reductions Welcome to the archives section of my site. Yeah, I’ve been at it for some time now, I know. Sometimes I forget how long it’s been since I first began writing about mortgages and the housing market.

KCBS’ Rob McAllister Reports: Many Contra Costa Mortgages Still Underwater Despite Rising Home Prices Underwater mortgages and short sales where the homeowner sells at a loss were especially common in.

"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 five such homes," the group found.

Freddie Mac Pushes Out Foreclosure Timelines The median forecast of 77 economists surveyed by Bloomberg. Freddie Mac to develop a framework that will provide lenders a higher degree of certainty and clarity around repurchase exposure and.

Zillow: Underwater homeowners sink deeper even as home values rise Rate of underwater mortgages stalled, worsening in some places. Despite rising home values, millions still underwater.

California foreclosures set to surge What Lenders Should Know about Temporary Restraining Orders and Foreclosures in California. Though there has a been a surge in bankruptcy filings in recent years, borrowers are also resorting to novel theories of "foreclosure defense" in the state court.. the court will also set a date.

Despite Rising Home Values, Millions Of Americans Are Still Underwater April 5, 2016 In 2015, another 1.5 million borrowers were thrown a life preserver of increasing home prices and were pulled from the storm-tossed waters of negative equity. That’s a large number and a very positive sign; however, not all the news is good.

NEW YORK — Despite rising home prices, more than 30 percent of borrowers, or close to 16 million homeowners, were underwater on their mortgage during. Negative equity is still a big risk, however,

MBA Secondary: Bringing private equity back into the market "MBA believes that the proposed workforce rental housing equity product could encourage private equity investments in the 60-100 percent of AMI portion of the market," MBA said. "Nonetheless, MBA urges FHFA to clarify the scope of this proposed product with regard to appropriate levels of Duty to Serve credit as well as its targeted regions and.

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.

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.