6.4 Million U.S. Properties Seriously Underwater at End of 2015, Down 616,000 From Year Ago and Half of Peak in Q2 2012

11.5 Percent of Properties with Mortgage Are Underwater, Down From Peak of 28.6 Percent; Number of Equity Rich Properties Increases 1.3 Million in 2015 to 12.6 Million; Half of All U.S. Properties in Foreclosure Have Some Equity

IRVINE, Calif. — Jan. 28 , 2016 — RealtyTrac ® ( www.realtytrac.com ), the nation’s leading source for comprehensive housing data, today released its Year-End 2015 U.S. Home Equity & Underwater Report, which shows that as of the end of 2015 there were 6.4 million (6,436,381) U.S. properties seriously underwater — where the combined...

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