Most US Homes Lose Value Over Past Year

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Most American homeowners believe their home’s value has declined over the past year, and research from backs up that belief. However, the news is actually worse than many homeowners think, according to the reports. While 60 percent of American homeowners think that their home has lost value, research shows that as many as 80 percent of homes declined in value.
Additionally, most homeowners think that the bottom has hit and house values will, if not rise, than at least stay steady for the rest of the year.
“The perception of American homeowners is finally catching up to reality, which is that 80 percent of all homes in the country lost value during this past year,” Dr. Stan Humphries, Zillow’s vice president of data and analytics, said.
“While homeowners are now more realistic when looking backward, they are still pretty starry-eyed when looking forward, with three out of four homeowners believing that their own homes’ prices will increase or be flat over the next six months. Unfortunately, there are few markets we expect to perform this well,” he said.
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