After reading Jamie Smith Hopkins' recent article on underwater mortgages ("That sinking feeling," June 3), I had a sinking feeling. Ms. Hopkins used Zillow as her source of information. Zillow does not pull its information from any multiple list service in the country. They pull their information from tax records only.
Many assessments showing on tax records are wrong or outdated. To state that nearly 31 percent of homes in the Baltimore area are worth less than the mortgaged amount is just plain wrong and a very dangerous and irresponsible statement. The housing market is coming back and coming back strong.