Wednesday, May 10, 2023 / by Brooke Cole
While the national housing market has slowed down, South Florida continues to witness positive gains in home values, albeit at a slower pace. According to a report by ATTOM Data, a provider of nationwide property data, approximately 65.3% of residential properties with mortgages in South Florida were classified as "equity rich" in the first quarter of this year.
To determine the number of properties building equity, researchers analyzed mortgaged residential properties in the area with varying loan-to-value ratios. To be considered "equity rich," the combined estimated loan amount could not exceed 50% of the estimated market value, indicating that homeowners possessed at least 50% equity.
The data reveals a steady increase from the previous two quarters in the tri-county area: in the fourth quarter of 2022, around 64.5% of homes were classified as equity rich, while in the third quarter of 2022, approximately 63% of homes f. ...