The Truth About Homeowner Equity

Dated: 10/31/2017

Views: 7

Image title

A recent article from a reputable news source was titled: Here’s why some homeowners still can’t sell. In the opening bullets of the article, the author claimed, “Negative equity is one of the main reasons why there are so few homes for sale.” The article then goes on to soften that stance but we want to bring better clarity to the equity situation.

A recent report from CoreLogic (which was quoted in the article) revealed that over 80% of all homes now have “significant equity,” which means the home has over 20% equity. That level of equity allows the homeowner to sell their home if they so desire. (There was no reference to significant equity in the article.)

If eight out of ten homeowners now have significant equity in their homes, it is hard to make the claim that lack of equity is “one of the main reasons why there are so few homes for sale.”

Here is a map showing the percentage of homes in each state which currently have significant equity:

Image title

Bottom Line

If you are one of many homeowners who is debating selling your home and are wondering how much equity you have accumulated, let’s get together to determine if now is the time to list.


Read this & other articles here

Latest Blog Posts

West Bloomfield Twp Real Estate Find Your Perfect Home For Sale

West Bloomfield Twp - Town vs. County StatsAvg Price in West Bloomfield Twp: $603,300/Co. Avg $542,40056%Avg Taxes in West Bloomfield Twp: $7,200/Co.. Avg $5,00072%Avg Sq. Ft. in West

Read More

HOMES IN WEST BLOOMFIELD

http://kendrapack.mi.exprealty.com/property/83-218023934-6625-Fireside-Court-West-Bloomfield-Twp-MI

Read More

The COST Of Your Next Home Will Be LESS Than Your Parents Home Was

There is no doubt that the price of a home in most regions of the country is greater now than at any time in history. However, when we look at the cost of a home, it is cheaper to own today than it

Read More

Mortgage Interest Rates Have Begun To Level Off

Whether you are a buyer searching for your first home, or a homeowner looking to move up to your next home, you should pay attention to where mortgage interest rates are heading.Over the course of

Read More