Home Equity: How to Use It

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Home Equity: How to Use It

A refinance pays off your current mortgage and gives you cash based on your equity. These are good for:

l Lowering or locking in your mortgage interest rate

l Getting large sums of money ($30,000 or more)

Home equity loans (second mortgage) are installment loans that are paid out in one lump sum. They’re good for:

l repaying credit card debt (save money on high interest rates)

l remodeling projects (repair or update your home)

l buying a new vehicle (buy it cash and save the interest)

A home equity line of credit works like a credit card – you agree to a pre-set limit and then borrow as you need to, or in the event of an emergency, usually for up to 10 years. Good for:

l debt consolidation (improve your credit)

l major home improvements (add square footage to your home or get the kitchen of your dreams)


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