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5 Best States for Homeowners

The five states with the lowest rates of negative equity

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For Sale SignPreviously, InvestorPlace compiled a list of the five worst states for U.S. homeowners based on the number of mortgages underwater. However, not all figures are so bleak — certain states actually are maintaining healthy housing markets.

These states have fared well through the recession, and their housing markets have remained strong as a result. According to CoreLogic’s 2011 Q4 home equity report, once you discount the five states with greatest negative equity, the average rate of underwater mortgages in the U.S. is only 15.3%.

For a quick view at America’s most optimistic housing markets, let’s look at the five best states for U.S. homeowners based on the percent of mortgages currently underwater. 

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