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negative equitynoun [U]

uk   /ˌneɡ.ə.tɪv ˈek.wɪ.ti/ us   /ˌneɡ.ə.t̬ɪv ˈek.wɪ.t̬i/ UK
a situation in which the value of a house has become less than the amount of money its owner borrowed in order to buy it
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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.
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