negative equity Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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negative equitynoun [U]

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a ​situation in which the ​value of a ​house has ​become less than the ​amount of ​moneyitsownerborrowed in ​order to ​buy it
(Definition of negative equity from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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negative equitynoun [U]

uk   us   UK
PROPERTY, BANKING a ​situation in which a ​house, etc. has become less ​valuable than the ​amount that is ​owed to the ​bank that ​lent the ​money to ​buy it: be in/suffer from/have negative equity If ​pricesdropped 25-30%, millions would be in ​negativeequity.
(Definition of negative equity from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “negative equity”
in Chinese (Simplified) 负资产,资产负值(指资产值低于抵押值)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 負資產,資產負值(指資產值低於抵押值)…
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