Negative-Equity Homes Fall: Another Sign We've Hit Bottom


The number of homes with negative equity -- when a homeowner owes more on it than its worth -- took a tiny tumble this month, according to CoreLogic.

Homes in negative territory still make up 24 percent of all residential properties with a mortgage, but the number fell by 100,000: From 11.3 million to 11.2 million.

That may not sound like much, but it nonetheless indicates that housing seems to have found a bottom. Another 2.3 million home borrowers have less than 5 percent equity in their homes.

Now for more good news, at least for residents of most states.

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