What Are the Rules for a Cash-Out Refinance?

What Are the Rules for a Cash-Out Refinance

A cash-out refinance is a popular choice for homeowners who want to unlock their home equity. For some, it provides a relatively quick way to borrow a large chunk of cash at an attractive rate to pay for expenses such as medical bills, home repairs, or even college tuition. So how does a cash-out refinance […]

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What These 7 Cities Are Doing to Promote Homeownership

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The home ownership rate in the U.S. was roughly 64.2% in the first quarter of 2018, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Although this rate is slowly but surely climbing (up from a low of 62.9% in the second quarter of 2016), it’s still far below the peak homeownership rate. Many things are to blame […]

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Unison’s program covered by The New York Times

Unison coverage in NYT

Thus far, 2018 has been an exciting year at Unison. We have expanded into new states, shared success stories featuring Unison HomeOwner customers and Unison HomeBuyer customers, announced our annual Home Affordability Report, released the results of a nationwide survey of home buyers, and attended conferences across the country. Now, we have another exciting milestone […]

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Would You Be More Likely to Marry Someone Who Owns a Home? (Survey Says “Yes”)

Survey More Likely to Date or Marry Who Owns Home

If you’ve ever been on a date, you’ve probably wondered what qualities or characteristics go into making you attractive to a potential mate. However, you might not have guessed that owning a home could be one of those characteristics. According to a survey by Atomik Research commissioned by Unison Home Ownership Investors, almost 6 in […]

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How to Prepare Your Home Before You Sell It

How to Prepare Your Home Before You Sell It

Even if you live in a really hot seller’s market, you still want to impress prospective buyers who take a look at your home. You may think that a perfect listing is the first step to selling your home, but actually a lot of the prep work happens before you even list the home. Here […]

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The Pros and Cons of a Reverse Mortgage

Pros and Cons of a Reverse Mortgage

Taking out a reverse mortgage may be a good idea if you’re looking to tap into your home equity now and during retirement. However, it’s not the best choice for everyone, no matter how attractive the benefits may initially seem. Before looking to use a reverse mortgage to supplement your cash flow, educate yourself on […]

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