Are you UpSide Down?

Posted by Mary Ray on Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 at 11:02am.

After the housing crisis of 2008, many homeowners found themselves “upside down” on their properties, with their mortgage balances significantly higher than the value of their home.

According to Zillow, negative equity in the US peaked 31.4% in Q1 of 2012, meaning nearly one-third of all mortgage holders in the US owed more on their homes than it was valued.

But luckily, the housing market has rebounded from the housing crisis, and homeowners have almost completely regained equity in their homes.

According to CoreLogic’s most recent Home Equity Insights report, in Q4 of 2017 only 4.9% of all mortgaged properties had negative equity, with the number of homes with negative equity dropping

21% year-over-year (from 3.2 million homes to 2.5 million homes).

The Takeaway
If you’ve been thinking about selling but were waiting for your home to recover its value, now is the time to make a move. The dramatic decrease in negative equity, combined with the current inventory shortage,

make it an ideal time to sell and to get the most value for your home.

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By David Sporleder | Sporleder-Ray Realty Group | david@davidsporleder.com| Google+

 

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