Inventory of homes for sale is low across the country, but rapidly rising home prices in some markets over the past year has left many homeowners flush with equity and primed to sell. See the Top 20 Equity-Rich Markets listed below.
Rising home prices also means more distressed homeowners now have positive equity and may be able to avoid foreclosure without resorting to a short sale. See the Top 20 Foreclosure Equity Markets listed below.
Also below is an interactive graphic allowing you to see a detailed breakdown of home equity in the nation’s 50 largest metro areas. Just select the metro or metros you want to view in the drop down box. Finally, at the bottom of the article find links to interactive heat maps showing equity characteristics at the county level.
RealtyTrac Home Equity & Underwater Report for September 2013.
Home Equity County Heat Maps