Home Property US homeowners with mortgage gain a collective $1trn in equity in 2020

US homeowners with mortgage gain a collective $1trn in equity in 2020

by LLP Finance Reporter
30th Dec 20 10:10 am

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, 2020 has seen the largest equity gain for homeowners in more than six years.

In the United States, 63% of properties are owned by homeowners with mortgages. According to the research data analyzed and published by Finaria, homeowners have seen their equity go up by 10.8% gaining a collective equity of $1 trillion. On average, each homeowner has gained an equity of $17,000.

November 2020 Sees an Increase of National Median Listing Price by 12.7% YoY

States with the highest equity gain include Washington State, California and Massachusetts. Homeowners in these states have gained average equity of $35,800, $33,800 and $31,200 year-over-year (YoY), respectively.

In previous years, November has always seen a slowdown in the housing market. However, that is not the case in 2020. The markets remained hyperactive despite the economic uncertainty and the hotly contested elections.

According to Zillow, from November 2020 to December 2020, inventory went down by 7%. During the week ending November 14, there was a 12.6% YoY increase in the median listing prices followed by a 13.1 % YoY increase in the median listing prices during the week ending November 21 and also the week ending November 28.

The national median listing price for November 2020 was $348,000. This was up by 12.7% as compared to last year’s figure.

Based on a study by Realtor.com, there will be a rise in home values by 7% during the 12 months that will end in September 2021. Homes are expected to continue being the hot selling products as compared to hotels, offices, commercial buildings and rentals.

Lastly, a report from 43 economists and 37 leading real estate organizations predict that price listings will grow at an average of 4.1% over the next three years. This figure is well above the long-standing average of 3.9%.

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