A story that has been getting alot of media attention lately is the impact on homeowners of owing more on there homes than the home is worth. Usually referred to as being "underwater", this financial situation is becoming a serious problem throughout the country.
It has led directly to the explosion of short sales and voluntary foreclosures and indirectly to the drop in consumer sentiment and a pull back in the American consumer's appetite for spending.
Here are several stories regarding underwater mortgages.
The report from Deutsche Bank thatunderwater mortgages will hit 48%. This was quoted in the NBR report.