How Does Cash-Out Refinancing Work?

  • May 7th

by UrbanTurf Staff

Today, UrbanTurf takes a closer look at how cash-out refinancing works. 

Cash-out refinancing is a financial strategy that allows homeowners to convert a portion of their home's equity into cash. It involves replacing the homeowner's existing mortgage with a new mortgage that has a higher loan amount, and receiving the difference between the two as cash.

If you are considering a cash-out refinancing, the first step is to determine the amount of equity you have in your home. Equity is the difference between your home's current value and the remaining balance on your mortgage. For example, if your home is worth $400,000 and you owe $250,000 on your mortgage, your equity would be $150,000.

After determining the equity, a homeowner should research and compare different lenders to find the best loan terms for their needs. Factors to consider include interest rates, fees, and closing costs. 

The next step is to apply for the new mortgage. This typically involves submitting an application, providing documentation such as income and employment information, and having an appraisal done on your home to determine its value. The lender will use this information to assess your eligibility for the loan and determine the amount you can borrow.

Once the new loan is closed, it will pay off your existing mortgage, and the remaining cash, which is the difference between the new loan amount and the previous mortgage balance, will be disbursed at closing. Some common uses of cash-out refinancing proceeds include home improvements, consolidating high-interest debt, paying for education expenses, or covering unexpected financial needs. 

Cash-out refinancing is not without risks. By increasing the loan amount, you'll have a higher mortgage balance and potentially higher monthly payments. Additionally, eligibility requirements for cash-out refinancing may vary depending on factors such as credit score, loan-to-value ratio, and income. Consulting with a financial advisor or mortgage professional can help you make an informed decision based on your specific financial situation.

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This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/how_does_cash-out_refinancing_work/20940.

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