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  • HELOC or HECM, what's your choice?

    For the 62-plus set, the HECM could be a better option
    For older adults looking to retire and ditch that mortgage payment, a HECM could be the more advantageous. But compared with the overall HELOC market, the HECM market is tiny. Reverse mortgage originators haven't been able to crack the bias that has turned consumers away from the product.
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  • Overall share of equity withdrawals drops to 4-year low

    Just over 1% of available equity was tapped last quarter
    American homeowners have record amounts of equity in their homes, $5.8 trillion to be exact. But the percentage of tappable equity withdrawn fell in the first quarter of 2018 to the lowest share in four years as higher interest rates impact borrowers' decisions.
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  • HELOC use is on the rise

    More Americans are tapping their home equity
    For most homeowners, a good portion of their money is tied up in their house. But a sizable number are no longer content to sit on that nest egg and watch it grow. They want cash – now – and they’re tapping their home equity to get it.
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  • J.D. Power: Time to prepare for upcoming HELOC boom

    Number of Americans taking out HELOCs projected to double
    As home prices, and therefore homeowner equity rises, consumers who wish to take out a home equity line of credit are expected to double over the next five years. In order to capitalize on the growing HELOC trend, J.D. Power explained lenders will need to increase their digital offerings.
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  • Former SoFi CEO Mike Cagney founds new lending startup, pivots to blockchain

    Figure will specialize in home equity lending
    After abruptly resigning from SoFi amid a swirling controversy about the workplace culture at the online lender, Mike Cagney has resurfaced… and he’s pivoting to blockchain. Cagney helped found a new lending startup called Figure, which will apparently be specializing in home equity lending with blockchain technology serving as a key component of the company’s business plan.
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  • LendingLife first look: Veros, Valligent partnership promises to cut costs for mortgage lenders

    More accurate AVMs will help lower HELOC origination costs
    As a supporter of LendingLife, Veros agreed to give us a first look at their latest partnership they say will lower costs for mortgage lenders, by taking some of the legwork out of valuations. Being officially announced later today, Veros is teaming up with Valligent, a known innovator in non-traditional appraisals. Here's their plan.
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  • IRS: Interest paid on home equity loans is still deductible under new tax plan

    But not in every case
    The country’s new tax laws, ushered in by President Donald Trump and his Republican counterparts late last year, will bring many changes to the mortgage industry. Namely, the plan reduces the available mortgage interest deduction from $1 million to $750,000. But what’s the impact of the tax plan on home equity loans, home equity lines of credit, and second mortgages? The IRS has answers.
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  • Tappable mortgage equity hit all-time high in 2017

    More than 80% of borrowers now have equity available
    The amount of tappable mortgage equity increased in 2017 to an all-time high. In fact, Black Knight’s latest report shows currently, more than 80% of all mortgage holders now have available equity to tap via cash-out refinances or HELOCs.
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  • HELOC originations set to double over next 5 years

    Home equity surpasses housing boom levels
    Home prices continue to rise, causing them to surpass housing boom levels. But despite this jump in equity, home equity lines of credit are still lagging. However, a new report from TransUnion shows HELOC originations are set to double over the next five years.
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