If you’re a current homeowner, your net worth got a big boost over the past few years thanks to rising home prices. That increase in your wealth came in the form of home equity. Here’s what you need to know about how equity works and how it can help you address your changing needs if you want to make a move.
Why Your Equity Has Grown in Recent Years
Because there was a significant imbalance between the number of homes available for sale and the number of buyers looking to make a purchase over the past few years, home prices appreciated substantially. And while inventory has grown in 2022, housing supply is still low compared to more normal years for the market.
That’s why, according to the latest Homeowner Equity Insights from CoreLogic, the average homeowner equity has grown by $60,000 over the last 12 months.
While $60,000 is the national number, if you want to know what happened, on average, over the past year in our area, look at the map below:
The Opportunity Your Rising Home Equity Provides
In addition to building your overall net worth, equity can also help you achieve other goals, like buying your next home. When you sell your current house, the equity you’ve built up comes back to you in the sale, and it may be just what you need to cover a large portion – if not all – of the down payment on your next home.
So, if you’ve been holding off on selling or you’re worried about being priced out of your next home, rest assured your equity can help fuel your move.
Let’s connect to determine how much equity you have in your current home and how you can use it to help you make your next move today.