The difference between home equity loan and home line of credit.
Once you have built up equity in your home, you have the privilege of applying for a home equity line of credit, which allows you to borrow the money you need.
Most financial insititutions ( banks, savings and loans ) have entered the home equity market, so you have plenty of options when you shop for the best loan.
In effect, a home equity loan is a second mortgage on your home. You usually get a line of credit up to 70 percent or 80 percent of the appraised value of your home, minus whatever you still owe on your first mortgage.
For example, if your home is worth $100,000 and you owe $20,000 on your mortgage, you might receive a home equity line of credit for $60,000 because your lender would subtract your $20,000 owed on the first mortgage from your $80,000 worth of equity.
You will qualify for a loan not only on the value of your home but also on your creditworthiness. For instance you must prove that you have a regular source of income to repay a home equity loan.
The difference between the two kind of credits is easy: the home equity loan has a fixed rate and the home...