Is home equity, now at $11.5 trillion, at its peak?

Housing Wire

Home equity climbed to a historic high of $11.5 trillion in the second quarter, but it could be nearing its peak as major equity-rich markets on the West Coast begin to show signs of decline. All of the markets were on the West Coast including eight in California.

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Home equity skyrocketed during the first quarter of 2022

Housing Wire

A recently published CoreLogic report found homeowners with mortgages in the first quarter of 2022 saw their equity grow by 32.2% According to the data vendor, the collective equity gain was $3.8 of all mortgage properties — were in negative equity, CoreLogic found.

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Rocket gets into home equity game, joining rival nonbanks

Housing Wire

Rocket Mortgage , the nation’s largest lender, is expanding its product portfolio to home equity loans amid a significant slowdown in mortgage origination volume. Rocket is targeting American homeowners with high household debt and credit card balances but strong home equity positions. .

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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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Shared-equity fintech Unison expands Midwest operations

Housing Wire

San Francisco-based Unison is extending its reach in the heartland by expanding its shared-equity loan program to homeowners in Nebraska. billion in equity-sharing agreements with some 9,000 homeowners across 29 states and the District of Columbia.

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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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Opinion: The not-so-surprising resurgence of home equity lending

Housing Wire

Despite rising rates, demand for home equity lines of credit (HELOCs) continues to surge with 2022 origination levels up more than 40% from a year ago, according to data from Citizens. Record levels of home equity. Adam Boyd of Head of Home Equity Lending at Citizens Bank.

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Shared-equity firm Point expands into 2 more states

Housing Wire

Palo Alto, California-based fintech Point , which offers home-equity investment (HEI) contracts to homeowners, is expanding its services into Nevada and Ohio. The vast majority of homeowners in both states have tappable equity and are sitting on an incredible amount of wealth in their homes.

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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 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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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. Unison expects to bring three additional securitization deals to market in 2022, according to a company executive.

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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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Community, building equity important for young homebuyers

Housing Wire

A homebuyer’s guide to a competitive housing market. The housing market is extremely competitive right now. In the past 12 months, housing markets across the country have seen a heavy influx of new homebuyers as well as existing owners looking to renovate or add square footage.

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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 , Auction.com president. “If

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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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Cash-out refis starting to slow despite equity gains

Housing Wire

HousingWire recently spoke with Jon Gerretsen, SitusAMC Managing Director of Residential New Originations and Fulfillment Services, about the home buying boom and how lenders can gain market share and drive profitability in a white-hot purchase mortgage market.

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The Average Homeowner Gained $64K in Equity over the Past Year

Keeping Current Matters

If you own a home, your net worth likely just got a big boost thanks to rising home equity. For Sellers Housing Market Updates Move-Up Buyers Pricing Content Hub

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Fannie Mae housing equity plan won’t expand credit box

Housing Wire

Can Fannie Mae ’s housing equity plan make a meaningful dent in the 30 percentage point racial homeownership gap without a broad review of loan pricing? Another cornerstone of Fannie Mae’s equity plan is the use of targeted lending programs.

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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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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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Wall Street SFR firms accused of stripping equity from neighborhoods

Housing Wire

Institutional players in the single-family rental (SFR) market have been expanding their reach into select American neighborhoods since the global financial crisis of 2008, but they now find themselves in an uncomfortable limelight. .

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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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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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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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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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How borrowers can stay afloat with home equity products during difficult economic times

Housing Wire

Even those with a considerable equity stake may find themselves in this dilemma. What can lenders do to help borrowers facilitate a sale, protect the equity in their home, and potentially remain in their home following the sale by negotiating a leaseback option?

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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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Prioritizing home equity solutions in a rising rate environment

Housing Wire

The 2022 housing market has been underscored by interest rate spikes and refi decline and lenders are working hard to adjust to new borrower trends. Barry Coffin : It’s a good time to prioritize home equity transactions for a couple of reasons.

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Home Values, Owners’ Equity Rise in 2Q20

Eye on Housing

As the novel coronavirus took hold in the second quarter, households’ market values continued to rise, per second quarter 2020 Federal Reserve Flow of Funds report. trillion, while the aggregate value of the households’ market values, i.e., that of all owner-occupied real estate.

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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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Home Equity Gives Sellers Options in Today’s Market

Keeping Current Matters

Homeownership is one of the best ways to invest in your financial future, especially as your home equity grows. Home equity is a form of forced savings that can work to your advantage as the value of your home appreciates. Across the country, home equity was increasing before the health crisis swept our nation, and it continues to grow throughout the year, giving sellers powerful options in this market.

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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.

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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