What is Home Equity

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We often hear mortgage and real estate terms and we recognize the term and have a general idea what it is, but here is a detailed explanation of what home equity really means. In the simplest terms home equity is how much of your home you own. So if your home is valued at $500,000 and you have a mortgage balance of $300,000 then you have $200,000 in home equity. If your home’s value appreciated and you have more home equity then you can use the equity for thins like a home equity line of credit (HELOC) or if the mortgage is paid off you may also consider a reverse mortgage. In any case if you’re curious about your equity and options schedule a consultation with us and we can review your options.