4 Ways To Use Your Equity

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Your equity is a powerful tool that can help you achieve your goals as a homeowner. And chances are, your equity grew substantially over the past year. According to the latest Equity Insights Report from CoreLogic, homeowners gained an average of $51,500 in equity over the past year.


If you’re looking for the best ways to use your growing equity, here are four options:


1. Use Your Equity To Buy a Home That Fits Your Needs

If you’re finding you no longer have the space you need, it might be time to move into a larger home. Or, it’s possible you have too much space and would like something smaller. No matter the situation, consider using your equity to create a move into a home that fits your changing lifestyle. Moving into a larger home can provide extra space for remote work, hosting loved ones, etc. Downsizing, on the other hand, may mean saving time and money by caring for a smaller home.


2. Move to the Location of Your Dreams

If the size of your home isn’t a challenge but your current location is, it could be time to relocate to a new area. Maybe you enjoy vacationing at the beach and would like to move there, or you simply want a better view of the mountains. Perhaps the distance between you and your loved ones is greater than you’d like, and you want to close the gap. No matter what, your home equity can fuel your move to the location where you really want to live.


3. Start a New Business

If you’re not ready to move, you can use your equity to invest in a new business venture. Make that dream come true!


4. Fund an Education

Whether you have a loved one preparing to head off to college or are planning to go back to school, paying for higher education can be daunting. In either situation, using a portion of your growing equity can help with those costs, so you can make an investment in someone’s future.



Your equity can help you achieve your goals. If you’re unsure how much equity you have in your home, connect with one of our trusted real estate agents so you can start planning your next move!



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