Zillow report: 45% of '06 buyers underwater

Real estate technology brief

Real estate technology company Zillow released a market report this month revealing that 29.1 percent of homeowners who purchased in the past five years owe more on their mortgage than their homes are worth. The company also reported that about 45 percent of those who bought at the national market peak in 2006 now have negative equity, and about 60 percent of homeowners in the Western region of the country who purchased in 2006 are now underwater.