7.6 Million Borrowers Underwater on Mortgages: Study

Nearly 5 million homes have slipped into foreclosure. or the socioeconomic or ethnic status of the borrower, but whether a given house was underwater, or worth less than its mortgage. Race was.

 · An additional 2.4 million borrowers had less than five percent equity, referred to as near-negative equity, in the second quarter. Together, negative equity and near-negative equity mortgages, or what is commonly known as an underwater mortgage, accounted for 27.5 percent of all residential properties with a mortgage nationwide.

"AG Bondi spent the first months of these negotiations opposed to the inclusion of any principal reduction in this deal, even though 2 million Floridians are underwater on their loans," Thompson said.

If you’re underwater on your mortgage, you’re in good company. According to a report by Black Knight Financial Services, as of the end of 2015, an estimated 3.2 million homeowners across the.

More than 8.3 million U.S. mortgages or 20 percent of all mortgaged properties were in a negative equity position at year-end 2008, according to data released by First American CoreLogic Wednesday. This is compared to the 7.6 million or 18 percent of borrowers who were underwater at the end of the third quarter.

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And now even more borrowers owe more on their mortgage than their home is worth. Obama’s answer is to open up his disappointing Home Affordable Refinance Program to all underwater. a half-million.

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According to a new study from DataQuick, the updates to the Home Affordable Refinance Program (the updated program is commonly referred to as HARP 2.0) could help as many as 6.7 million borrowers with loan-to-value ratios of more than 125% refinance their mortgages. As many as 13.8 million mortgages may meet be eligible for HARP 2.0.

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7.5 million homeowners ‘underwater’ Nearly a fifth of U.S. borrowers owe more on their mortgages than their homes are currently worth – and that number is growing.

As it stands, FICO scores are the only game in town, used by pretty much every mortgage lender out there to gauge a borrower’s creditworthiness.. VantageScore released a study that assessed the social and financial impact of new credit scoring models at Fannie and Freddie.. 7.6 million would have credit scores of 620 or higher, the.

The middle-aged couple took out a mortgage on a $168,000, “underwater,” meaning they still owe more to their lenders than their houses are.