CoreLogic: Nearly 1 million houses float back into positive equity

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Rising home prices are helping to propel more home owners back into positive equity. About 850,000 residential properties returned to positive equity during the first quarter of 2013, according to new data released by CoreLogic. That brings the total to 1.7 million borrowers who have regained positive equity in the past year.

Negative equity decreased 21 percent year over year from 3.1 million homes – or 6.1 percent of all mortgaged properties – in the first quarter of 2017. "Home-price growth has accelerated in recent months, helping to build home-equity wealth and lift underwater homeowners back into positive equity the primary driver of home equity wealth.

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CoreLogic (NYSE: CLGX), a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider, today released the Home Equity Report for the first quarter of 2018, which shows that U.S. homeowners with mortgages (which account for roughly 63 percent of all properties) have seen their equity increase 13.3 percent year over year, representing a gain of $1.01 trillion since the.

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Millions of homeowners still underwater, despite price gains. to pump some positive equity into some of these homes.. have some kind of equity in their homes, 10.3 million have less than 20.

Nearly 1 million homeowners Regain Equity. DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2014. Nearly 950,000 homes returned to positive equity in the second quarter, now bringing the total number of residential homes with equity nationwide to more than 44 million, according to CoreLogic’s.

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Year-over-year, the number of homes in negative equity fell 16 percent from 2.6 million homes, according to the CoreLogic analysis. 4 ways to turn your website into a lead generation machine

Yesterday CoreLogic published their Negative Equity Report for the First Quarter, and found that 11.4 million homes with mortgages were underwater, a decrease of 700,000 from the fourth quarter of 2012. This represents 23.7 percent of all U.S. homes with mortgages. In addition, 2.3 million borrowers had near negative equity (less than 5%).

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