Which Type Of Home Equity Loan Is Right For You?
Choosing a home equity loan that is right for you takes lots of thought. The first thing you should know is that you are putting your house down as collateral and if you are unable to repay your loan, the bank can sell your home to recoup it losses. Before you decide what type of loan to take out, make sure you are comfortable with the idea of placing your home down as collateral.
There are two main categories of home equity debt; they are home equity loans and a home equity line of credit, sometimes called Heloc. It should be noted that these two loan products both use your home as collateral. However, a home equity loan is much similar to your primary mortgage, in that it is a fixed interest loan. The interest rate for the life of the loan will stay the same, whether you repay your loan in 5 years, 10, years or 30 years.
A home equity line of credit has a different kind of interest rate structure. Where a home equity loan has a fixed interest rate, a home equity line of credit has a variable interest rate. Variable interest rates can fluctuate. Sometimes, you can get lucky and have lower interest...