States with the Most Negative Equity in Residential Real Estate

Source: RealtyTrac


Each quarter, RealtyTrac releases its “Home Equity and Underwater Report.”

According to RealtyTrac’s data, “9.1 million U.S. residential properties were seriously underwater.” Mortgages that are “seriously underwater” exceed a property’s value by at least 25 percent. They also account for 17.2 percent of all properties with a mortgage.

That number decreased slightly (0.2 percent) in the second quarter. In the second quarter of 2012, there were 12.8 million properties that were “seriously underwater” — 29 percent of all homes with a mortgage

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