Borrowers in Negative Equity Declining as Home Values Gain

Borrowers in Negative Equity Declining as Home Values Gain: Report “About 600,000 borrowers rose above negative equity in the second quarter of 2012, CoreLogic reported Wednesday. According to the company’s analysis, 10.8 million, or 22.3 percent, of residential properties with a mortgage remained underwater for the second quarter of 2012. The second quarter figure is …

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Fewer U.S. homes underwater as prices rise

Fewer U.S. homes underwater as prices rise More than 1.3 million U.S. homeowners who owed more on their mortgages than their homes were worth have regained equity this year,  Santa Ana-based data firm CoreLogic says. Increases in home values are giving homeowners not only more equity but the ability to refinance. Nationwide, home values saw the biggest annual …

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Homeownership Still Holds High Emotional Value

Despite the economic downturn, a study conducted by Coldwell Banker and psychotherapist Dr. Robi Ludwig found that even though people’s feelings about homeownership have changed, owning a home is still very much a goal for many Americans. Coldwell Banker conducted the online survey through Harris Interactive and polled more than 2,100 adults aged 18 and …

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Foreclosure rates dropping in California

California had the third biggest decrease among U.S. states in the number of homes in some stage of the foreclosure process, CoreLogic reported. As of February, 2.4 percent of the California homes with a mortgage, or about 160,000 households, faced the possibility of foreclosure. That’s down 0.6 of a percentage point from January of last …

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