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US home mortgages still a concern after property bust

15.4% of owners in first quarter owe more on their loans than their properties' worth: Zillow

Families are now less likely to build equity through homeownership than they were 20 to 30 years ago, according to 62 per cent of respondents in a poll by the Chicago-based MacArthur Foundation.


IT'S the one chart that keeps Stan Humphries up at night.

A decade after US home sales peaked, 15.4 per cent of owners in the first quarter owed more on their mortgages than their properties' worth, according to a report on Friday by Zillow Inc. While that's down from a