Get cash with a home equity investment (HEI)
Check your eligibility and find the best option from multiple providers.
What is a home equity investment?
A home equity investment, also known as an equity sharing agreement, is a financial arrangement in which an investor provides homeowners with cash in exchange for a share of the future appreciation of their property. Unlike traditional mortgages, home equity loans or lines of credit, it's not a loan. So, there are no monthly payments or interest charges. It's a way for homeowners to unlock the value in their home without taking on additional debt.
Why get a HEI through House Numbers?
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Bad credit is ok
It’s not debt, so HEIs do not typically have a credit score requirement. It’s a great option for folks struggling to improve their credit.
No monthly payments
A home equity investment has no monthly payments — it’s not debt. You share your home’s appreciation when you sell it.
How to qualify for a HEI?
Although not a strict requirement, higher-value homes in good condition are usually more attractive to HEI providers.
Sufficient home equity
The amount of equity required depends on the provider, but usually your mortgage should no more than 25-50% of your home’s value.
HEI providers operate only in certain states and area. Those with stable or rising real estate markets are usually more attractive.
Income and debt is not be as important because HEIs are not a loan. However, you must demonstrate you can afford your current lifestyle.
How much could I access with a home equity investment?
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How a home equity investment works?
A company invests cash into your home in exchange for a share of its future value. You get the cash now, and there are no monthly payments or interest. Instead, when you sell your home, usually within a 10-30 year timeframe, the company gets their investment back, plus a portion of the increase in your home's value. If your home's value decreases, they typically share in the loss. It's a way to tap into your home equity without adding debt.
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HEIs are great for...
People with a low credit score but a lot of home equity. Getting access to cash without adding a new monthly people. People who believe their home value will not increase very much. Folks who do not want to take on debt and are comfortable with sharing future appreciation of their home.
What can I use a home equity investment for?
Pay off debt
Make an investment
Compare all home equity products
House Numbers can help you get cash from your home using any of the five home equity products. See some of the key differences below.
|HELOC||Home Equity Loan||Reverse Mortgage||Home Equity Investment||Cash-out Refinance|
|What are the key requirements?|
|When do I get the money?|
|5-30 days||5-30 days||1-2 months||15-60 days||20-30 days|
|How do I pay it back?|
|Monthly payments over 20-30 years||Monthly payments over 20-30 years||A lump sum, when you move out of your home||10–30 years, or when you sell your home||Monthly payments, usually fixed over 30 years|
|What other factors are important?|
|Monthly payments may increase (or decrease)||Monthly payments are fixed||You pay your property taxes and maintain your home||Only available in certain states and locations||Not recommended if your primary mortgage interest rate is lower|
|What’s the main cost?|
|Interest during the payback period||Interest during the payback period||Interest accrues until you move out of your home||A share of your home's future appreciation||Interest during the payback period|