Investors

view current
Real Estate Investments instantly.


Get an email or an
RSS Feed sent to you automatically.


Email Subscription


Delivered by FeedBurner

RSS Subscription

  • What's RSS?
  • How do I subscribe?

Sign up for RSS   Sign up!


 

1 result(s) displayed (1 - 1):

May 13, 2010

Home Equity

Homeowners who obtain a home equity loan or line of credit use the accrued equity as collateral to secure the loan. When the housing crisis occurred, millions of homeowners lost a substantial amount of home equity because of the dramatic reduction in real estate prices.

To determine the amount of available home equity, lenders calculate the outstanding balance owed on first and second mortgages and subtract it from the appraised property value. The difference between the two amounts will determine how much money borrowers qualify for when obtaining a home equity loan.

Real Estate Investing article on "Home Equity"