Turn Equity Into Cash

Posted by GoGSF | November 9, 2018 | refinance, refinancing, cash-out

A cash-out refinance allows the homeowner to pull out equity from their property in the form of cash. With a cash-out refinance, the homeowner can lower their interest rate or change the loan term length if current interest rates allow. 

People are taking advantage of cash-out refinance options, which allow them to use the built-up equity in their home for cash to spend on things that matter most to them. 

There are several reasons cash-out refinance is a good option for homeowners, despite rising interest rates.    

  • Get cash back. As your home appreciates in value you have a higher equity position. Mortgages typically have the lowest interest rates, so borrowing against your house can be the best way to get cash, even if that means your mortgage rate is higher. You can use the cash how you want to use it – home upgrades to vacations. You can even us the cash to pay off debt.
  • Buying a new home. You may not have 20 percent to buy a new house, but you have a lot of equity in the house you’re in. If you intend to sell your current house but you want to buy a new one first, you can liquidate some cash on a refinance and then buy a new house with that money and then sell the previous house.
  • Eliminate Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI). If your house has gained value and you have 20 percent equity in your house, you can remove PMI from your monthly payments.  Typically, the cost to refinance and a higher interest rate is still lower than paying PMI monthly.

You’ve been building equity in your home, turn that equity into quick cash to fund a home renovation or consolidate debt. 

To learn more or receive a report on the value of a cash-out refinance tailored to you, contact GSF Mortgage Corporation.


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