Increasing home prices through the end of last year have helped more borrowers obtain positive equity for their properties, which is a positive step for the housing recovery.

During the fourth quarter of 2012, CoreLogic said approximately 200,000 homeowners returned to a state of positive equity, meaning that these consumers no longer owe more on their mortgages than their homes are worth.

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