Not too terribly surprising given that the market peaked in most areas earlier this year. If you bought at the top of the market with a very low down payment, you’re likely underwater.
Surging mortgage rates aren’t just raising the cost of purchasing a new home. An alarming number of recent homebuyers have discovered they already owe more on their property than it’s worth, according to a new analysis.
Some 250,000 people who took out a mortgage this year to buy a home are now underwater, meaning they owe more on their loan than the home is worth, Black Knight, a mortgage software provider, found. Another million have less than 10% equity.