What Is Cash Out Refinance

The FHA cash-out refinance option allows homeowners to pay off their existing mortgage, and create a larger home loan that provides them with extra cash. The amount of money that can be borrowed depends on the amount of equity that’s been built up in the home’s value.

Cash-out refinance gives you a lump sum when you close your refinance loan. The loan proceeds are first used to pay off your existing mortgage(s), including closing costs and any prepaid items (for example real estate taxes or homeowners insurance); any remaining funds are yours to use as you wish.

A cash-out refinance is a refinancing of an existing mortgage loan, where the new mortgage loan is for a larger amount than the existing mortgage loan, and you (the borrower) get the difference between the two loans in cash.

A cash-out refinance is a replacement of your first mortgage. The interest rates on a cash-out refinancing are usually, but not always, lower than the interest rate on a home equity loan. You pay closing costs when you refinance your mortgage. Generally, you don’t pay closing costs for a home equity loan.