Meaning of “negative equity” in the English Dictionary


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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 prices dropped 25-30%, millions would be in negative equity.

(Definition of “negative equity” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)