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What are the current cash-out refinance rates?

NerdWallet’s mortgage rate tool helps you find competitive, customized cash-out refinance rates. In the “Refine results” section, click or tap the “Refinance” button under “Loan purpose.” Fill in the rest of the details, making sure to select “Yes” on the “Cash-out” button. In moments, you’ll get a rate quote tailored to meet your needs. From there, you can start the process of getting approved for your cash-out refinance.

How does a cash-out refinance work?

A cash-out refinance is a new loan, replacing your current mortgage. You’ll be borrowing what you owe on your existing loan, plus the cash you take out from your home’s equity.

Your home equity is the difference between the current market value of your house and your mortgage balance. For example, if your home is now worth $300,000 and you owe $200,000, you have $100,000 in equity. Put $40,000 of that in your pocket, and your new loan will be $240,000. Closing costs often may be subtracted from the equity draw.

How much cash can I get with a cash-out refinance?

Lenders will limit the cash you take out to 80% to 90% of your home equity. An appraisal will be required to nail down your home’s current market value.

How much equity do I need to get a cash-out refinance?

The amount depends on the type of mortgage and the lender’s refinance requirements. Here’s a ballpark answer: Say closing costs are somewhere around 5%. That may be a little high in some cases, but it gives us a margin of error. With a lender that will write a cash-out refi up to 80% of your home’s value, you’re likely going to need a 75% loan-to-value ratio just to cover the costs. And that’s before you pull any equity out.

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Will I pay a fee to get a cash-out refinance?

You will pay closing costs to get a cash-out refinance, and you might pay a new fee charged by the government-sponsored enterprises, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The “adverse market refinance fee,” scheduled to go into effect Dec. 1, 2020, is 0.5% of the loan amount and applies to most conventional mortgage refinance transactions. Refinance loans of less than $125,000 and Home Ready and Home Possible loans are exempt from the fee. The fee does not apply to government-backed or jumbo refinances.

Is a cash-out refinance a good idea?

A cash-out refinance might make sense if you get a good rate and have a financially sound strategy for using the cash. The best uses for cash-out proceeds are home repairs and improvements, which can increase the value of your home and provide a return on your investment.

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What’s the difference between a cash-out refinance and a home equity loan?

A home equity loan or home equity line of credit (HELOC), is a second mortgage that lets you borrow against your home equity. A cash-out refinance typically has a lower interest rate than a home equity loan or HELOC, and refinancing may provide a lower rate than your current mortgage.

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