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Leveraging Home Equity: A Guide to Cash-Out Refinance for Cash Buyers

Congratulations on purchasing your home with cash! Did you know that even if you don’t have an existing mortgage, you can still access your home’s equity through a cash-out refinance? In this guide, we’ll delve into what a cash-out refinance entails, how it benefits cash buyers and important considerations to keep in mind.

Understanding Cash-Out Refinance for Cash Buyers
A cash-out refinance for cash buyers works slightly differently from traditional refinancing. Instead of replacing an existing mortgage, it involves obtaining a new loan based on your home’s appraised value and receiving excess cash.

Here’s how it works:

  • Assess Your Home’s Value: Get an appraisal to determine your home’s current market value. This value will be used to calculate your loan amount. Typically, you can borrow up to 80% of the current home value.
  • Review Your Financial Goals: Consider why you want to access your home equity. Clarify your objectives for home improvements, investments, debt consolidation or other financial needs.
  • Apply for a Cash-Out Refinance: Start your pre-approval with a Howard Hanan Mortgage Loan Originator and discuss your options. Provide documentation such as proof of ownership, property details, and your financial profile.
  • Appraisal and Loan Offer: Based on the appraisal and your financial information, you’ll receive a loan offer outlining the terms, including the cash-out amount.
  • Closing and Disbursement: If you accept the loan offer, you’ll go through the closing process. At closing, you’ll receive the cash-out amount as a lump sum payment.

Benefits of Cash-Out Refinance for Cash Buyers

  • Access to Cash: Unlock your home’s equity without an existing mortgage.
  • Financial Flexibility: You can use the funds for various purposes, such as home improvements, investments, debt consolidation or other financial goals.
  • Potential Tax Benefits: Interest on the loan portion used for home improvements may be tax deductible. Consult with a tax advisor for details.
  • Enhanced Liquidity: Convert your home equity into liquid assets that can be used strategically.
  • Is a Cash-Out Refinance Right for You as a Cash Buyer?

Whether a cash-out refinance suits your situation depends on your financial objectives, current market conditions, and plans. Consult with a Howard Hanna Mortgage Loan Originator to explore your options and make an informed decision. Contact us today to get started!


NMLS# 101561. Howard Hanna Real Estate Services is not a mortgage lender. Offer of credit is subject to credit approval. Contact Howard Hanna Mortgage Services for mortgage products and eligibility. Howard Hanna Mortgage Services is licensed by: The Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities as a Mortgage Lender – License number 21415. The Ohio Department of Commerce – Division of Financial Institutions – License number RM.804531.000. The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Financial and Insurance Regulation, First Mortgage Broker/Lender License number FL0022570, Second Mortgage Lender Registration number SR0022571. The West Virginia Division of Banking – License number ML-20884. The North Carolina Office of the Commissioner of Banks – License number L-215626. The State of South Carolina State Board of Financial Institutions – Mortgage Lender/Servicer License number MLS-101561. The Indiana Department of Financial Institutions – License number 43110. Contact a Howard Hanna Mortgage Loan Originator for full details. 1000 Gamma Drive – Pittsburgh, PA 15238 and 6000 Parkland Blvd. – Mayfield Hts., OH 44124. (800) 400-4622 mortgage@howardhanna.com.

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Last modified: April 30, 2024