A home equity loan is a type of loan in which the borrower uses the equity built up in the home as collateral. A home equity loan is sometimes used to finance major expenses such as medical bills, home repairs or education expenses. It is sometimes referred to as a second mortgage or borrowing against your home. Learn more on this page about home equity loans and how you can use one.
Refinancing a HELOC loan after a divorce. This reader wants to know about refinancing a home equity line of credit to remove an ex-spouse's name. Q: I got divorced about four years ago. The deed to the house was, and is, in my name alone, and has been from the time we bought it. During [...]
What is a stated income loan or no doc loan? Mortgage lenders require a property appraisal and good credit score among other items to qualify for a stated income loan. What are the benefits and who can qualify for this type of loan? Watch this Expert Real Estate Tips segment to learn more about what mortgage lenders require for a stated income loan.
Many people want to pay off their mortgages early. One option to pay off a first mortgage early may be to use a home equity loan or line of credit. Is this a good idea? A money merge account or money merge mortgage is a similar idea, where home owners pay all bills out of one account and they may be able to pay off their mortgages early. The catch to a money merge account is the upfront fee, which is not worth it. You can pay off your mortgage early without getting a money merge account or using a home equity line of credit.
A bank issues a home equity loan on a home that has four people listed on the title: a husband, wife and in-laws. The bank approved the home equity loan without all four people signing the documents and the husband is concerned his father-in-law may come after him. Was the bank wrong to approve the home equity loan? What liability does the husband have for the home equity loan?
In a poor economy, banks and mortgage companies shut down home equity lines of credit or HELOCs. What if you need to use your HELOC to cover every day expenses when your income declines? Ilyce suggests keeping your HELOC active by paying fees and drawing on it before the bank decides the HELOC is inactive.
Should you combine an adjustable rate mortgage (ARM) and a home equity line of credit (HELOC) into a 30 year fixed rate mortgage? If the interest rates are low enough should you refinance the ARM and HELOC into a fixed rate mortgage loan? You should look at the terms of your loan and compare that with market conditions such as the value of her home.
A home equity line of credit is a loan that uses the property as collateral. A homeowner recently took out a home equity line of credit and now has a second mortgage listed on his homeowners insurance. The home equity line of credit is a lien against the property and is listed as the second mortgage holder.
Homeowners ask about getting a second mortgage or a HELOC since they will own two homes if they cannot sell their current home right away. A HELOC is a home equity line of credit. The homeowners say they can repay the HELOC as soon as the first home sells. Getting a HELOC instead of a second mortgage is a good idea.
What's been the response to a letter on Mortgage Merge Accounts (MMAs)? Read these responses (edited for spelling and clarity) that help shed a little light on mortgage merge accounts and home equity lines of credit (HELOCs).
A homeowner who is delinquent on payments wants to know if it's better to refinance or get a home equity loan on the home. If you are late on any of your bills, you may have trouble borrowing money at a reasonable price. Talking with a lender can help make sure the homeowner gets back on on-time payments with the refinance or home equity loan.