Home Equity Increasing


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The Mortgage Corner

CoreLogic, a real estate analytics firm, today released new analysis showing approximately 791,000 more residential properties returned to a state of positive equity during the third quarter of 2013, and the total number of mortgaged residential properties with equity currently stands at 42.6 million.

This is helping November home sales in the South Coast, with closed transactions holding strong and huge price increases year-over-year, reports Gary Woods for MLS.

“Year over year sales are up just slightly from 2012 with the median sales price up to about $940,000 for approximately a 19 percent rise. The average sales price is also up going from about $1.36 million in 2012 to approximately $1.43 million in 2013 for a 5 percent rise while the numbers of escrows are down with 1,203 in ’12 to 1,168 in ‘13 with the median list price on those escrows up about 15 percent to…

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