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Make the Most of Your Home’s Equity.


As you continue to navigate through these unusual times, it could be the perfect time to tap into your home’s equity. You start building equity in your home with your down payment and your first mortgage payment.  Over time, you continue to build your home’s equity, which you can use to finance a variety of needs during these tough times. These funds can be used to finance several different things, such as home improvement projects, college and school expenses, debt consolidation, significant events like weddings and more. 


Spring is finally here and it’s the perfect time to tackle those spring projects!  Have you been wanting to spruce up your back yard or put in a pool?  Many of us now have extra time at home, so tap into your home’s equity and turn those dreams into reality.   Home equity loans and lines of credit are great ways to finance outdoor projects, kitchen remodels, renovations and other home improvements. 


Do you have a child or family member headed off to college?  Are you worried about how to pay for it?  Home equity loans and lines of credit can be great alternatives to student loans.  Student loans can sometimes have higher interest rates than home equity loans and lines of credit.  These uncertain times may have you worried about your finances, but don’t stress.  Take a look at where your home’s equity could take your education funding.


Another great use for a home equity loan or line of credit is consolidating any high-interest debt you may have.  This will allow you to condense many monthly payments into one simple payment.  A home equity loan or line of credit may also have a lower interest rate than that of your credit cards and other loan options.  Tackling debt can be overwhelming but consolidating debt with a home equity loan may be the right solution for you.


Planning a major life event like a wedding or expecting a new baby?  Home equity loans and lines of credit are great ways to fund these sorts of milestones.  Take advantage of the equity you have built up in your home and use it to finance the wedding or nursery of your dreams!

Home equity loan – how do I get one?

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Need cash? Have a house? You’re in luck – you just may be able to use your home’s equity.

Deciding to borrow against the equity you’ve built in your home should be a decision made through careful thought and consideration. You’re essentially taking out another mortgage on your home and if you don’t make your payments you could find yourself losing your home.

Before you think about apply for a home equity loan, consider the following:

1. Why do you need a loan?

2. What are you going to use the money for? Is it for education expenses, an unexpected medical situation, home renovations/improvements?

3. Can you afford to make the payments?

4. Are you planning to stay in your current home or looking to sell soon and how will that affect your “making out” on the deal?

5. How much do you really need to borrow?

6. How much equity do you have?

Consider the type of loan you want – do you want a fixed rate loan at a fixed term? If so, you want to consider a home equity loan. If you want to be able to make a “draw” from a line of credit anytime you need money up to your available amount, then you want to consider a home equity line of credit. A line of credit will have a variable rate so at some point your rate could change.

If you have tax questions about tax deductions, you’ll want to talk with your personal tax advisor.

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