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The Home Appreciation Trade-Off

A new study found that a typical U.S. homeowner is gaining just a little less than the federal minimum wage, in home equity every working hour. Is it then a good idea to sit back and collect substantial hourly home equity “earnings” instead of working from 9-5?

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Appreciation Driving $4.7T Equity Economy

With nearly $5 trillion available to borrowers, the equity economy is at an 11-year high, according to a new report by Black Knight. Fewer borrowers are underwater on the heels of a strengthening appreciation market, and refis are nearly half of all new loans. More than two-thirds of tappable equity is in the hands of borrowers with low-rate mortgages.

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Seniors Are Worth Trillions in Equity

Seniors are sitting on trillions in untapped equity. A recent report noted that retirement-aged homeowners saw an increase of 2.8 percent in home equity, or $170.7 billion, in Q4 2016. This puts their total housing wealth at $6.2 trillion. However, many seniors are still unwilling to tap into this wealth.

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