The U.S. Housing Markets Seriously Underwater vs. Equity Rich

M ore than 5.2 million (5,223,524) U.S. properties were seriously underwater (where the combined balance of loans secured by the property was at least 25 percent higher than the property’s estimated BY ATTOM DATA SOLUTIONS

market value) at the end of Q1 2019, down up more than 17,078 proper- ties from a year ago —according to the ATTOM Data Solutions U.S. Home Equity & Underwater Report. The 5.2 million seriously underwa-

ter properties at the end of Q1 2019 represented 9.1 percent of all U.S. properties with a mortgage, up from 8.8 percent in the previous quarter but down from 9.5 percent in Q1 2018. “With home prices increasing at a

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