Top 10 Markets with Greatest Increase in Equity

Over the long term real estate can be a great way to build equity and wealth. Do you know the current value of your home? You may have more equity than you realize.

[quote_left]In just a short two years, the nation’s property owners have accumulated nearly $4 trillion in housing wealth[/quote_left]

“Even in the wake of the worst housing recession in modern history, a majority of homeowners who purchased at the national market’s peak in 2006 have positive equity today in their home.”top10markets

The National Association of Realtors released a study in mid-March ranking the top 10 markets in the nation with the greatest increase in home equity since Q4 of 2010. Honolulu was ranked #7 in the list.real_estate_holdings

“In just a short two years, the nation’s property owners have accumulated nearly $4 trillion in housing wealth.”

This is exciting news for homeowners and investors, but it does have some worried that the “wealth train has already left the station without young first-time homebuyers.” The total number of renters has been rising over the last few years while the number of homeowners has remained relatively steady. This could prompt first-time buyers to take a more serious look at the market.

Now might be a great time to take advantage of the market conditions. If you’re interested in the learning the value of your home contact an agent today »

Full story at National Association of Realtors and National Association of Realtors

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