Items Tagged with 'Underwater mortgage'


  • Average homeowner gained $16,000 in home equity in 1 year

    Report shows equity continued its climb in Q2
    As the economy strengthens, home values continue to appreciate, and that means homeowners are raking in the equity. A report released Thursday by CoreLogic showed that home equity rose 12.3% year over year in the second quarter of 2018, meaning that the average homeowner saw their equity increase by $16,153 in one year’s time.
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  • Here are the top 5 reasons some homeowners are still underwater [Infographic]

    RealtyTrac analysis reveals commonalities among underwater homeowners
    As the housing market improved and prices rose over the last few years, the number of borrowers that owe more on their home than it's worth fell dramatically, as RealtyTrac notes that 12% of homes with a mortgage are still underwater. But with nationwide home prices rising 47% since bottoming out in February 2012, why are there still so many underwater borrowers? Here are the top five reasons.
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  • Fannie Mae announces plans to securitize re-performing loans

    Mortgage bonds built on previously delinquent loans coming later this year
    Less than two weeks after the Federal Housing Finance Agency announced that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will be reducing the principal on as many as 33,000 delinquent or underwater borrowers, Fannie Mae announced it now plans to begin securitizing loans that were once delinquent.
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  • FHFA makes it official: Principal reduction is coming

    Plan is 'final crisis-era' modification program
    A day that many in the housing industry thought would never come is finally and actually here, as the FHFA is making it official – widespread principal reduction is coming. In what it is calling a "final crisis-era modification program," the FHFA announced Thursday that it will be launching a principal reduction program for some borrowers whose loans are owned or guaranteed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac.
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  • RealtyTrac: Number of seriously underwater foreclosures falls to new low

    Overall total of seriously underwater properties fell 500K in third quarter
    The number of properties classified as “seriously underwater,” where the homeowner owes at least 25% more than the estimated value of the home, fell significantly during the third quarter thanks to a surge in home sales volume and prices, according to RealtyTrac’s Q3 2015 Underwater and Home Equity Report.
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  • New York now allows shared appreciation mortgage modifications

    New regulation announced without fanfare in state register
    Per the new rules, each shared appreciation agreement must contain "a conspicuous legend at the top of the agreement printed in at least fourteen-point type, consisting of substantially the following language: 'IN THIS AGREEMENT, YOU ARE GIVING AWAY SOME OF ANY FUTURE APPRECIATION IN THE VALUE OF YOUR HOME. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY.'"
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