CoreLogic: Nearly 1 million houses float back into positive equity

With more than 5 million homes still in negative equity territory, there will be more foreclosures coming, just more a trickle than a flood. Those in positive territory but with less than 5% equity are also at risk, as they may not be sellable to cover costs. If the owners can’t bring cash to the table to close, they may just let the home go.

 · LOS ANGELES (AP) – A resurgent housing market, rising home values and steady job gains are helping more U.S. homeowners stay on top of their mortgage payments. The percentage of mortgage holders at least two months behind on their payments fell by 21 percent in the first three months of this year versus the same period in 2012, credit reporting agency transunion said.

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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1.3 million homes that were previously worth less than the mortgages on them came back into positive territory in the first half of this year, according to CoreLogic. Billions of dollars in home.

Between the third quarter of 2014 and the same period in 2015, Americans’ home equity holdings grew by nearly $1.3 trillion. analytics firm CoreLogic. Roughly 92 percent of all American homes with.

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.

It’s been an exciting seven or eight years for real estate investors. The flood of foreclosures that began in late 2006 raged for a couple to three years, the.

 · The number of homes in Jacksonville with negative equity or “underwater” continued to declined during the third quarter of 2012, but the local percentage still is nearly double the nation’s.

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The Most Expensive House In The World During the financial crisis of 2008-11, millions of American owners fell into negative equity. of all homes with a mortgage — that is down from 7.2 million (nearly 15 percent) as recently as the.

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