Almost 45% of homeowners are now equity rich

Housing Wire

Soaring home prices continue to serve existing homeowners, with nearly 45% of all property owners now considered equity rich, a year-over-year jump that boosted 13% more homeowners into the prime position. The portion of mortgaged homes that were equity rich rose from 41.9%

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Fractional home-equity lender Point raises $115 million 

Housing Wire

Fintech and fractional home-equity lender Point has raised an additional $115 million through a Series C fundraising round led by venture capital firm WestCap. Homeowners, in turn, get to cash out a slice of their home equity with no payments due until the contract matures.

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Homeowners gain $2.9 trillion in equity in Q2 2021

Housing Wire

trillion in equity in the second quarter of 2021, a 29.3% The amount of equity for a property is determined by comparting the estimated current value of the property against the mortgage debt outstanding (MDO). In addition, the national aggregate value of negative equity decreased $18.9

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Redwood Trust plants flag in the massive home equity market

Housing Wire

Part of that vision included finding ways to tap into the nation’s multitrillion-dollar pool of home equity. That is done via what is called a home-equity investment contract, or an HEI. The post Redwood Trust plants flag in the massive home equity market appeared first on HousingWire.

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Homeowners gain over $620 billion in equity in second quarter

Housing Wire

year-over-year increase in their equity in the second quarter of 2020 – representing a cumulative gain of $620 billion for the nation and an average $9,800 hike in equity per homeowner, according to a new report by CoreLogic. homeowners with mortgages witnessed a 6.6%

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Borrowers withdrew $63B in equity in Q2

Housing Wire

Homeowners withdrew $63 billion in equity in the second quarter of 2021, according to the latest numbers from Black Knight , the most in a single quarter in nearly 15 years. There is still $9 trillion in tappable equity, a 37% increase year-over-year.

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Equity jumps for Black homeowners, but problems remain

Housing Wire

The positive: Homeowners in primarily Black neighborhoods earned an average of $59,000 in home equity in 2020, compared with $50,000 for homeowners in primarily white neighborhoods between 2019 through January 2021. That $59,000 gain represents a median home equity increase of 197%.

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Cash-out refis starting to slow despite equity gains

Housing Wire

The post Cash-out refis starting to slow despite equity gains appeared first on HousingWire. Home Equity Mortgage Origination Black Knight cash-out loans REFI INCENTIVE refinance Refinancing

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How to help homeowners make the most of home equity

Housing Wire

As home equity reached another record high this year, mortgage companies have a big opportunity to help homeowners understand how to better manage or leverage their home’s equity to improve their housing and overall financial outlook. Use home equity to raise home value.

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A transparent foreclosure marketplace reveals hidden equity

Housing Wire

billion in potential home equity has been uncovered for distressed homeowners facing foreclosure. A foreclosure sale usually represents the last chance for a distressed homeowner to benefit from any equity in a property being foreclosed,” said Ali Haralson , president. “If

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4 Ways Homeowners Can Use Their Equity

Keeping Current Matters

Your equity is a powerful tool that can help you achieve your goals as a homeowner. And chances are, your equity grew substantially over the past year. According to the latest Equity Insights Report from CoreLogic , homeowners gained an average of $51,500 in equity over the past year.

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U.S. homeowners have $153K “tappable” home equity on average

The Mortgage Report

American homeowners have never before had so much home equity. But how do you take equity out of your home? And should you? Learn more here.

Wells Fargo commits $210M to racial equity in wake of criticism

Housing Wire

announced this week that it has committed $210 million to advance racial equity in homeownership in the United States, following a Bloomberg investigation that found the bank approved fewer than half of Black applicants for a home refinancing in 2020.

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Blend launches housing equity program

Housing Wire

Digital lending and cloud banking startup Blend Labs has launched Blend Impact , a program focused on increasing access and equity in housing and financial services with Blend’s nonprofit partners. The post Blend launches housing equity program appeared first on HousingWire.

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Prioritizing home equity solutions in a rising rate environment

Housing Wire

HousingWire recently spoke with Barry Coffin, managing director of home equity title/close at ServiceLink , about the ways lenders can capitalize on these trends by revving up their home equity solutions. A lot of lenders haven’t spent much money on technology for home equity processes.

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FHFA requires GSEs to submit annual equity plans

Housing Wire

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) will require the government sponsored enterprises to submit annual plans to advance equity in housing finance for the next three years. “This is a major step in bringing more equity to the housing finance industry,” said Fudge.

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Bond investor PIMCO bets on home-equity market

Housing Wire

Rising home prices continue to fuel the growth of the nation’s multi-trillion dollar home-equity market, a fact not lost on behemoth investment-management firm PIMCO. Learn about the tools lenders should leverage to streamline home equity title and closing.

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Home-equity investment pioneer Unison taps the secondary market

Housing Wire

San Francisco-based fintech firm Unison plans several securitization deals to market in 2022, with private label offerings backed by home-equity assets. We [the shared home-equity industry] are not a multi-trillion market.

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Cash-out refis are in high demand as equity levels skyrocket

Housing Wire

Record home price appreciation in recent years has pushed tappable home equity to new heights. According to a report published by data vendor Black Knight this week, the third quarter of 2021 saw a nearly $250 billion dollar increase in tappable equity—a record.

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As Home Equity Rises, So Does Your Wealth

Keeping Current Matters

This boost to your wealth comes in the form of equity. Equity is the difference between what you owe on the home and its market value based on factors like price appreciation. This is giving homeowners a significant equity boost. That equity can take you places.

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Redfin acquires Bay Equity, pink slips 121 staff

Housing Wire

The real estate company entered into an agreement to acquire mortgage lender Bay Equity Home Loans for $135 million, two-thirds in cash and one-third in stocks, Redfin said in a press release and public filing. Founded in 2007, Corte Madera-based Bay Equity originated a volume at $8.5

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Homeowner Equity Increases an Astonishing $1 Trillion

Keeping Current Matters

In a year that was financially devastating for many Americans, some good news for most homeowners is the dramatic gain in home equity over the last twelve months. Last week, CoreLogic released its 2020 3rd Quarter Homeowner Equity Insights report, which reveals four major findings: S.

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Home equity loan vs. mortgage: Differences, pros and cons

The Mortgage Report

When you want to pull cash from your home, you'll need to decide between a home equity loan vs. mortgage. Here's how to choose wisely.

Two Important Impacts of Home Equity

Keeping Current Matters

Equity continues to rise, helping American homeowners secure a much more stable financial future. According to the most recent data from CoreLogic , the average homeowner gained $9,800 in equity over the past year. With prices going up, equity gains will also keep accelerating.

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Homeowner Wealth Increases Through Growing Equity This Year

Keeping Current Matters

But home equity – the difference between the value of your home and what you currently owe – isn’t just built through your monthly principal payments. Home price appreciation plays a vital role in growing your equity and, ultimately, your wealth. homeowner equity has reached nearly $1.9

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Alternate equity companies see a lot of potential in senior citizens

Housing Wire

The resurgence of alternative home equity tapping companies in the past few years has been of interest to the reverse mortgage industry due to the potential that business has to compete for seniors’ business. Seniors’ response to alternative equity tapping since COVID-19 onset.

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What is home equity and how can you use it?

The Mortgage Report

What is home equity and how does it work? Learn how to calculate your home equity and how having equity can benefit you.

Home Values, Owners’ Equity Rise in 2Q20

Eye on Housing

Read More › The post Home Values, Owners’ Equity Rise in 2Q20 first appeared on Eye On Housing. Economics coronavirus COVID-19 financial accounts of the united states flow of funds home equity home equity lines of credit home equity loans

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Compare Your Home Equity Borrowing Options

Realty Biz

Your home equity is the difference between what you owe on your mortgage(s) and what your home is currently worth if you sold it today (the appraised value). Your equity increases in two ways. Second, your equity increases as the market value that you can sell it for increases.

The Average Homeowner Gained $56,700 in Equity over the Past Year

Keeping Current Matters

But what about equity? While it can be overlooked, a homeowner’s equity helps build long-term wealth over time. Here’s a look at what equity is and why it matters. For a homeowner, your equity is the current value of your home minus what you owe on the loan.

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Private equity shop Lovell Minnick acquires UniversalCIS

Housing Wire

Lovell Minnick Partners , a private equity firm that acquired ATTOM Data Solutions in 2019, announced Wednesday morning that it’s diving further in to the housing space with the acquisition of UniversalCIS.

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White House announces action plans for racial equity, but leaves out GSEs

Housing Wire

Federal agencies committed to further racial equity through new equity action plans, but for housing, the action plan is light on new action. Biden made racial equity a formal administration priority the same day he took office. President Joseph Biden.

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Redfin Seals Its Deal for Bay Equities

RIS Media

Redfin has completed its big-ticket purchase of Bay Equity Home Loans. To that end, Kelman said that Redfin and Bay Equity have already hit the ground running by getting both sides in tune with each other. Bay Equity will maintain its headquarters in Corte Madera, California.

Keller Williams adds Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee to leadership council

Housing Wire

Last week, Keller Williams ’ International Agent Leadership Council voted unanimously on a motion to amend its belief system and to add an additional committee, as introduced by Kymber Menkiti and John Clidy, co-chairs of the KW National Social Equity Task Force.

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Freddie Mac appoints new team to address housing equity

Housing Wire

Freddie Mac announced Wednesday the creation of new leadership roles in order to address equity in housing in single- and multifamily housing businesses. The post Freddie Mac appoints new team to address housing equity appeared first on HousingWire.

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