San Francisco home prices are highest in the country – but so is their equity

CoreLogic finds home value gains restoring negative equity nationwide
  • The percentage of negative equity homes dropped to 7.1 percent in the U.S., or roughly 3.6 million homes.
  • Economists at CoreLogic believe home prices will rise another 5 percent over the year, which would free up another 700,000 residential properties from negative equity.
  • San Francisco ranks no. 1 in the top five metros with the highest percentage of residences with equity, according to CoreLogic.

CoreLogic’s quarterly equity report shows 548,000 residential properties in the U.S. regaining equity in the second quarter of 2016, while the total number of mortgaged residential properties with equity sat at 47.2 million.