``"These survey results suggest that economic and financial considerations are not the dominant drivers of behavior for even deeply underwater borrowers," said Pulsenomics Founder Terry Loebs. "This underscores the challenges in valuing underwater mortgages and in determining the costs and benefits of principal forgiveness initiatives."''
Heads up! The final of five U.S. economic data releases out this morning is coming up: the Kansas City Fed's monthly survey of regional manufacturing conditions, due out at 11 AM ET. Economists predict the headline index will rise t... Read Post
As home prices have fallen, growing numbers of borrowers wound up owing more on their homes than the homes are worth. For at least two years, we've been hearing that this situation will result in more mortgage defaults as borrowers ... Read Post
A quarter of American homeowners now owe more on their mortgages than their homes are worth and millions of them are thinking about just walking away. "Strategic defaults" on so-called underwater mortgages are on the rise, although ... Read Post