In this video, I am going to talk about the differences between cash out refinance and the home equity line of credit (HELOC), what are the pros and cons when it comes to using it for real estate investing, and what are some of the things you should watch out for when using a cash out refinance or HELOC.
A brief summary of what both cash out refinance and a home equity line of credit involves taking the equity out from a real estate property and turning it into reusable cash, essentially borrowing from how much equity you own in a property. BUT cash out refinance and a HELOC are structured differently AND it affects the cost of borrowing!
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A cash out refinance, for example, for real estate investing purposes, benefits those in a high equity position in their property, meaning, upwards 80%-100% in order to have enough cash to use as investment capital. A cash out refinance works the same way as a regular mortgage. During the process of getting a cash out refinance, the bank requires a property appraisal so they can value the home properly. Just like getting a traditional mortgage, the bank looks at FICO scores and credit rating to determine your interest rate. And then typical costs associated with closing on a typical mortgage. Once all the documents are signed and good to go, the bank will cut you a check and send you on your way!
A home equity line of credit is similar to a cash out refinance in the sense that you are borrowing from your property’s equity, but instead of refinancing, a HELOC is a line of credit, so its revolving debt as compared to a cash out refinance, where it’s installment debt. So it’s essentially a line of backed by your property’s equity.
So one of the big differences between a cash out refinance and a HELOC is the way the debt is structured. A cash out refinance, being an installment debt, is a one-time use type of loan. So once you get that check from the bank, after being approved for a cash out refinance, you can only use it once. On the flip side with a HELOC, it’s a line of credit, so you can continue to use that line of credit since it is revolving debt. So when it comes to using either for real estate investing, the HELOC can be used again and again! So in conclusion, I choose getting a HELOC over a cash out refinance in regards to real estate investing, more flexibility, more opportunity for investing
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