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  • Older homeowners are spending big on home improvements

    Harvard study says aging homeowners will drive this market
    Home improvement spending continues to trend upward, with the latest data from Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies putting the aggregate total at a new high of $424 billion. The home improvement sector can thank the Baby Boomers for that, as research shows older homeowners are spending big on home renovations and aren't expected to slow down anytime soon.
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  • Amount of tappable equity falls again

    Q4 sees equity amounts backslide as home price growth slows
    The collective amount of equity available for homeowners to tap reached a record high last year, climbing above $6 trillion as home prices continued to appreciate at a steady clip. But now, tappable equity totals are retreating, with Black Knight data revealing a second consecutive quarter of declines as home price growth slows in many of the most expensive markets.
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  • Study reveals generational divide in HELOC use

    Millennials more likely to use proceeds on things other than home renovation
    Most of the time, when a homeowner takes out a HELOC, the plan is to use the proceeds to fund home renovations. But a recent survey of 1,003 HELOC or future HELOC borrowers by Citizens Bank revealed that younger borrowers are much more open to using the loan for things other than home renovation, shedding light on a generational divide in the way homeowners utilize their home equity.
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  • Do home equity loans affect your credit score?

    New study analyzes 2,500 borrowers to find out
    Despite record amounts of home equity, fewer homeowners are tapping into this source of wealth. While a number of factors contribute to this fact, could concerns about a home equity loan's effect on credit score play a role? To determine the impact a home equity loan could have on a borrower's credit profile, LendingTree analyzed data from 2,500 consumers to see how their credit scores changed in the months after they took out a loan, and the results may surprise you.
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  • Average homeowner gained $9,700 in equity in 1 year

    Will this translate to demand for home equity loans?
    Homeowners keep racking up equity, with the average gain totaling $9,700 over the past year. According to the latest report from CoreLogic, this equates to an 8.1% increase year over year and represents an aggregate gain of $678.4 billion since Q4 2017. Could this mean big volume for home equity loans as interest rates slide?
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  • Blend looks to disrupt home equity lending

    Tech company launches software to shave weeks off home equity loan application process
    Digital lending company Blend has set its sights on the home equity market, announcing Tuesday plans to apply its tech expertise to home equity loans and lines of credit with a new app that promises to drastically reduce turn times. The move is a bet on rapid growth for the home equity market as home prices continue to rise. Blend said that as the purchase market weakens, home equity lending will be the next big opportunity.
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  • Survey: Half of Boomer homeowners plan to age in place

    Most say they plan to borrow from their equity to make it happen
    More than half of Baby Boomers plan to age in place, electing to renovate in order to meet their changing needs, according to a new survey released by Chase and Pulsenomics. With home prices appreciating at a healthy clip, many older homeowners may look to their equity to fund home improvements.
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  • BofA: Home equity lending will be flat in 2019

    Here's why
    Some market analysts have predicted a pending boom in home equity lending, while others are not so sure. Bank of America sits firmly in the latter group. "There’s a case for it, and there’s a case against it," said SVP of Consumer Lending David Doyle, enumerating the reasons why "we do not predict it will explode."
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