Gen X U.S. homeowners underwater; boomers can’t sell by Sharon Hill in Marketplace, Real Estate 26 Aug 2014 According to Zillow, 43 percent of 35 to 49 year old U.S. homeowners are suffering from negative equity. This can prevent boomers from selling and millennials from buying. This announcement explains: High Negative Equity Among Gen X Homeowners Causing Housing Market Gridlock 43 percent negative This article is only available to AIM Group clients. Please subscribe now or log in to view. Share home equityunderwaterzillow Sharon Hill Sharon Hill has been a senior writer / analyst with the AIM Group since 2004, except for a two-year time-out to serve as sales and marketing manager for Suburban Newspapers of America. She worked at newspapers in California, the Carolinas and Indiana as a classified advertising sales supervisor and manager, and in newspaper circulation in Alaska. At the SNA, she was responsible for bringing in new members; lining up exhibitors, and helping develop programs for the classified conference and the classified alliance. She is also co-author of “Implementing and Managing Telework: A Guide for those who make it Happen” (Praeger Press) and a prolific blogger and social media user. She is based in Phoenix.