The Walletwyse Home Equity Index estimates positive equity in owner-occupied homes for U.S. states, cities and Zip Codes. The index demonstrates the extent to which home valuations exceed outstanding mortgage balances (and occassionally, the opposite). This interactive chart uses data from the Seattle, Washington area.
You can access the the release schedule for our city maps here, as well as the methodology for our Home Equity Index. As a company, we believe transparency is our most valuable asset, so publishing our methodology for any new index is a self-imposed requirement.
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