One in Eleven Mortgages Seriously Underwater


According to a recent report from ATTOM Data Solutions (as reported by Bloomberg), 1 in 11 mortgaged properties in America are “seriously underwater” – representing over 5 million properties.  Drilling down into the data reveals that in 27 zip-codes, more than half of the homes are “seriously underwater,” meaning they have a loan-to-value ratio of at least 125%.

“At the end of 2018, the most “seriously underwater” zip code was Trenton’s 08611 — in New Jersey’s capital — where 70.3 percent of mortgaged homes were valued at $100 or less for every $125 owed. The St. Louis zip code 63137 follows at 64.8 percent. Zip codes 60426 in Harvey, Illinois (62.3 percent); 38106 in Memphis, Tennessee (60.5 percent) and 61104 in Rockford, Illinois (59.6 percent) round out the worst five.”

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Director of Education & Outreach, National Real Estate Investors Association

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