negative equity

negative equity
/ˌnegətɪv 'ekwɪti/ noun
a situation where a house bought with a mortgage becomes less valuable than the money borrowed to buy it (because of falling house prices)

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  • negative equity — n [U] BrE a situation in which someone owes more money on a ↑mortgage (=arrangement to borrow money to pay for a house) than they would receive if they sold their house …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • negative equity — noun uncount a situation in which your house has lost value and is now worth less than the amount you are paying as a MORTGAGE …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Negative Equity — When the value of an asset falls below the outstanding balance on the loan used to purchase that asset. Negative equity is calculated simply by taking the value of the asset less the balance on the outstanding loan. Negative equity often occurs… …   Investment dictionary

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  • negative equity — N UNCOUNT If someone who has borrowed money to buy a house or flat has negative equity, the amount of money they owe is greater than the present value of their home. [BRIT] …   English dictionary

  • negative equity —    owing more on an asset than it is worth    Particularly of mortgages on dwellings:     Their mortgage was £60,000... They were not quite negative equity but damn near. (Seymour, 1995) …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • negative equity — ➡ mortgages * * * …   Universalium

  • negative equity — noun a) The amount by which the market value of a property falls below the amount of the mortgage secured upon it. b) The situation in which a property is worth less than its mortgage …   Wiktionary

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