Some people talk about pulling $$$ out of a home after it increases in value with a refinance.How does it work

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Ok Guys, Im new to this whole home buying thing, but I just have a question because I hear about it all the time. When someone refinance a house after a few years, they get a lower rate and they have amassed a good amount of equity both from paying the mortgage and from increases in home value. If they refinance, how do they pull out cash from the refinance and still maintain the same payment, sometimes lower?

Lets take this scenario: $ 620000 home. $ 400000 mortgage for 30 years @ 6.5%. After ten years the home increases to $ 1000000 and balance on mortgage is $ 340000. Lets say after the refinance the rate is 5%. I know the new payment for another 30 years would be $ 1825/mo but “how and what would they be able to pull out”?

Can anyone explain (in lamens terms)? thanks so much!

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Answer by Vanessa C
its really depends on the home value and the equity, plus fees associated w/ the refinaince. sometimes you can buy down you interest rate, which costs more money. i would only refinance if i could get a better interest rate. be careful what you intend to pay off w/ your re-fi…… can write it off, but you may end up paying enourmous fees to re-fi

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2 Responses to Some people talk about pulling $$$ out of a home after it increases in value with a refinance.How does it work

  1. UGAdawg says:

    when you pay the bank every month part of it is principal which is your (equity) when you pay it. when you build up so much of your (equity) you can borrow against it. it becomes collateral again.

  2. Elias says:

    Well. There are a few questions that I think you are trying to figure out here. 1-what a refinance is and what they talk about when they mention the word refinance 2-what will you be able and how to pull out of the re-fi.
    *A refinance is essentially a re-structuring or if you wish, taking on a brand new mortgage arrangement different from your present one. Typically, people refinance for getting MORE money out of their house through the HIGHER mortgage due to increase in the value of their property. In you case, you are at ~66% loan to value of your house (forgive decimals…), that is you ALREADY have 100-66%=34% of equity in your house. With your house price going up to 1Mill and the mortgage balance being at 340,000, your equity increases to 66%, i.e. reverse of what you have now except that you now “OWN MORE” of your house than before. Here we are logically arriving at answering question number 2, i.e.
    **Should you property increase in value to 1 Mill and your mrtg balance being at 340K, you can go back up to the Loan to Value that you currently have, that is to 34% of equity in the house. So, doing simple arithmetic: A/34%*1Mill=340,000. B/1 Mill-340,000=660,000. This is the amount you can refinance to and “pull out” 660,000-340,000(mrtg balance then)=320,000. Your 320,000 will be your new money you could potentially invest into another property. The only caveat that you should be carefuly here is the potentially (!) lower rate on a re-fi. Yes, if rates go down in the market and you are able to fetch an awesome broker’s deal, then possibly you might end up with 5%. Again, typically, on an INcrease to your mortgage balance (remember: you were at 340K and now at 660K), the rate may be blended between what you have NOW and what the new rate on a new mrtg term and balance gonna be. It is highly probable your rate will be either:
    A/ lower than 6.5% now IF rates go down and you are able to find a better deal at the lower rate then
    B/blended HIGHER if the new rate on the new funds to be added is generally higher due to market conditions
    C/ blended LOWER if the new rate on the new funds to be added is generally lower due to market conditions
    Anyhow, you need to do some shopping and what I call “thorough explanation meetings” with those people you are going to talk to regarding your new 660K mortgage then. Who knows, eh?
    You pull the money out on the new 660K mortgage by simply getting a new type of a mortgage when the old one will be paid off (with a balance of 340K) and the DIFFERENCE will be simply deposited (by the new lender providing the new 660K mortgage) to your bank account.

    Uff, I even got tired typing all of this fo ryou…Hope that helps…:-)

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