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Monday, October 2, 2023   /   by Richard Eimers

Maximizing Home Equity For Wealth Building

Homeownership offers numerous benefits such as stability, predictable payments, and the freedom to personalize your space. Additionally, it can contribute to building wealth over time, with studies showing that homeowners tend to have higher net worth compared to renters.
Understanding Home Equity: Home equity is the difference between your home's current market value and the remaining mortgage balance. For instance, if your home is worth $250,000, and your mortgage balance is $200,000, you have $50,000 in home equity.
Wealth Building with Home Equity: Homeownership builds wealth through "forced savings" – as you make mortgage payments, your loan balance decreases, and your home equity increases. Furthermore, real estate often appreciates over time, providing a potential return on investment.
Growing Home Equity Faster: Two primary methods to expedite equity growth are:
Paying Down Your Mortgage: Make extra payments, yearly lump sums, or consider refinancing to a shorter mort ...

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