New data by Black Knight shows 8.2 million homeowners with mortgages could now both benefit from and likely qualify for a refinance. Most significantly that includes over a third of owners who refinanced their mortgages in 2018.
Black Knight Data & Analytics President Ben Graboske said in a statement, “As of June 27, there were 1.5 million refinance candidates from the 2018 vintage alone, accounting for one of every six such candidates in the market, matching the total from the 2013-2017 vintages combined.”
Based on the latest data, Black Knight also reported nearly 44 million homeowners with mortgages have more than 20 percent equity in their homes. With a combined $5.98 trillion, that works out to an average of $136K per borrower with tappable equity. While tappable equity is nearing last summer’s all-time high of $6.06 trillion, and will likely surpass that peak as home prices rise seasonally over the summer months, the annual growth rate has slowed considerably in recent quarters.
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