The 14.5 million equity rich properties in Q4 2018 represented 25.6% of all properties with a mortgage, down slightly from 25.7% in the previous quarter but up from 25.4% in Q4 2017. Seriously Underwater Properties Rise to 9.1% in Q1. with fewer needing to get out from under financial distress.".
California and its perennially high-valued real estate led all states with a 43.6% share of equity-rich properties in the fourth quarter of 2018. Hawaii was second at 39.3% and New York was third at 34.2%. On the other end of the spectrum, seriously underwater homes dropped off year-over-year.
ATTOM Data Solutions released its Q1 2019 U.S. Home Equity & Underwater Report, which shows that at the end of the first quarter of 2019, more than 5.2 million (5,223,524) U.S. properties were seriously underwater (where the combined balance of loans secured by the property was at least 25 percent higher than the property’s estimated market value), up by more than 17,000 properties from a.
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The rise of equity rich homeowners also coincides with a dramatic decline in the number of seriously underwater properties, which have dropped from nearly 30 percent in 2012 to just 8.8 percent at the end of last year.
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