That’s right! They owe more that their homes are worth. A good chunk of that is attributed to Las Vegas and their declining values, but in spite of that it is a very troubling statistic. The average “Joe the homeowner” is teetering on the edge, if they get transferred or lose their job what are the choices if they do not have the money to pay the difference in what they owe and what they could sell for. Nationwide the statistic is 20% of all homeowners owe more than their homes are worth.


There is some good news!  The number of trustee sales and notice of defaults are down from August to September this year, which hopefully will mean the steady flow of foreclosures coming on the market is starting to decline.

 My gut feeling for the next 12 months is prices will still continue to slide due to the foreclosures on the market and the need for them to be absorbed into the market. Like it or not, they are your comparable sales when trying to sell a home in this market Posted by David Hughes on


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