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HELOC Equity Home Loan

About HELOC Equity Home Loans Information - If you are thinking about using your home as collateral for a loan, be careful. Unless you can make the loan payments out of current income, you could lose your home as well as the equity you’ve already built up. Some additional tips to remember:
  • The lure of extra money or the chance to reduce monthly credit payments can be very costly in the long run. High interest rates and other credit costs could get you in over your head.
  • Insurance products may not be a good deal from a lender. If you want the added security of insurance, shop around.
  • Ask for a written estimate of costs when you apply, and don’t sign a loan agreement if the terms are not what you were given when you applied.
  • Ask for an explanation of any dollar amount, term, or condition that you don’t understand. Federal law is very clear about what credit and loan term information must be provided in writing when you apply for a loan and before you sign any agreement.
In addition, shop around for the best loan terms and interest rates. Contact lending institutions, such as banks and credit unions, and consult a legal or financial advisor, or someone you can trust before you make any loan decisions. Or contact your local Fair Housing Office, legal aid, or senior services organization for information and help.