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Types of Home Equity Loans
Home Equity Loans did explode in popularity in 1996. Why did it gain considerable regard was due to the fact that home equity loaners can borrow substantial amounts up to $100,000 and still deduct all of the interest when they file their tax returns. The interest paid on home equity loan is tax deductible, and by merging debts (tax and interest), consumers get a single payment with a lower interest rate (through merging as opposed by two separate accounts) and tax benefits.
So what home equity loan? A home equity loan is the amount borrowed and intended to pay each month for over a calculated amount of time, using a property as collateral. There are two types of home equity loans, and each type of home equity loans are marginally dissimilar to each other except the pros and cons are considerably notable with each one.
Fixed Rate Types of Home Equity Loans
Fixed Rate Types of Home Equity Loans are one time lump sum that is equivalent to the collateral's value. Why lump sum? As opposed to the Line of Credit Type of Home Equity Loans (which we will discuss shortly), fixed rate type allows the applicant to have a lump sum (as much as $100,000) to be issued which is then repaid over a set amount of time. The payment and the interest rate remain constant over the span of the loan contract. Therefore, until the loan is repaid, no loan shall be entertained.
Line of Credit Types of Home Equity Loans
Line of Credit Type is considered a variable rate loan. It functions very much like a standard credit card; some HELOC plans even complements as one. Loan applicants are therefore approved of a certain credit limit that is proportional (or in some cases lower than) to the value of the property. The duration of the term is still present and when the term has expired, the outstanding loan balance should be paid. Line of Credit Types of Home Equity Loans are commonly referred as HELOC (Home Equity Line Of Credit).
Home equity loans are valuable options for homeowners, especially responsible ones. But with irresponsible spending, these options may very well be dangerous pitfalls to any homeowners. This much allowable money, especially on fixed rate type of home equity loans can lead to excessive spending that would eventually cause the loss of property.
Line of credit types of home equity loans are much safer course of credit practices since it offers minimal credit issues. Coupled with an exercised caution in spending habits and faithful reimbursements every month, it is a convenient way to cover short term recurring costs that can be covered by a steady and reliable source of income.