About 7.4 million U.S. homeowners nationwide have at least 50 percent equity in their homes, representing 16 percent of all homeowners with a mortgage nationwide. See full RealtyTrac Home Equity & Underwater Report for September 2013. These homeowners are not only in a prime position to sell but also represent confident consumers who should help boost the local economy.
See the percentage of equity rich homeowners in your county using the heat map below. Drag and drop within the map to change the location, and use the controls on the right to zoom in and out.Green-colored counties are those with a high percentage of homes with equity rich homeowners, while red-colored counties are those with a low percentage of equity rich homeowners, and yellow-colored counties are those where the percentage of equity rich homeowners is close to the national average.
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