Diana Olick is an Emmy Award-winning journalist, currently serving as CNBC's real estate correspondent as well as the author of the Realty Check blog on CNBC.com. She also contributes her real estate expertise to NBC's "Today" and "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams."
Olick launched the real es...
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Home prices and housing demand are both soaring, and real estate agents are desperate to find more homes to list. Sounds like a dream for any homeowner who wants to sell. Unfortunately, close to 3 million can’t — not unless they want to pay money to do it. Nearly a decade into the housing recovery, 5.4 percent of all mortgage properties are in a negative-equity position, that is, the owners owe more on the mortgage than the home is currently worth, according to CoreLogic.
There is so much demand for housing and so few homes for sale that prices have nowhere to go but up – unless of course they get so high that potential buyers have no choice but to back away. That may be what is happening now. After hitting a peak in March of this year, price gains month-to-month have been coming down. In July, the latest reading on home prices, the price gain compared to a year ago stabilized at 6.2 percent.
Home prices and housing demand are both soaring, and real estate agents are desperate to find more homes to list. Sounds like a dream for any homeowner who wants to sell. Unfortunately, close to 3 million can't — not unless they want to pay money to do it. Nearly a decade into the housing recovery, 5.4 percent of all mortgage properties are in a negative-equity position, that is, the owners owe more on the mortgage than the home is currently worth, according to CoreLogic.
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