Friday, May 22, 2015

Loser loans: Zillow maps 'underwater' America

In South Jersey and around Wilmington, a third of home mortgage borrowers owe more than their houses are worth

Loser loans: Zillow maps 'underwater' America

At least 30% of South Jersey and Wilmington-area homeowners with mortgages still owe more than their houses are worth; it's more like one-quarter in Philadelphia and Delaware County; and less in wealthy Chester, Montgomery, Bucks, says in this cool map.

By contrast, some upstate Pennsylvania gas counties have few if any "underwater" loans.

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