386,000 mortgage holders have no real equity in their homes

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 15-Oct-18

New research from Roy Morgan shows that 8.9% (386,000) of mortgage holders in Australia have little or no real equity in their home, an increase from 8.0% twelve months ago. This is based on the fact that the value of their home is only equal to or less than the amount they still owe, placing them at considerable risk if they have to sell while prices are trending down. Western Australia is the state at the highest risk, with 16.5% (90,000) of mortgage customers having no real equity in their home, an increase of 2.5% in the last year. New South Wales has the lowest proportion of mortgage holders with little or no equity in their home, at only 6.1% (82,000). These are the latest findings from Roy Morgan’s Single Source Survey, which is based on over 50,000 Australians per annum in their own homes, including more than 10,000 with owner- occupied mortgage holders.

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