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All You Need To Know About Home Equity Mortgage

Author : Ask Bill


What is home equity mortgage? This is a type of home equity loan that is obtained with your home property taken in as security. The home equity value is actually the difference between your home’s current market value and the amount of mortgage that you owe. It allows you to tap the accumulated equity of your property where the equity is calculated as the difference between the worth of the home and the amount owed against it. Usually, a loan against the equity of your home often will have a longer term than a personal loan; say 15 years, 20 years, 30 years or 40 years. Obviously, the longer the term, the more money in interest you may be charged. Generally, a home equity mortgage is taken for home improvement or to buy other assets such as education, medical expenses or for any other financial reason where a large amount of capital is required for immediate need. However, it may not be a wise decision to take home equity loan for buying a car, expensive gadgets or going for vacations.


Interest rates, also called interest for home equity mortgage are usually structured in one of two ways, although there are other types of loans as well. The two common types are fixed rate and adjustable or variable rate. The fixed rate loans set an interest rate up front and it remains in effect throughout the term of the loan. While, the adjustable or variable rate mortgage loan has an interest rate that may vary according to a predetermined index or formula. It may be a good idea for you to learn how the fixed or adjustable rate of interest might affect your monthly payments.
Habitually, people apply for home equity mortgage or loan for its benefits. The greatest advantage is that you may be granted lump sum of money that you could use for your immediate needs. Another benefit is that your interest rates may be tax deductible on your primary residence. Likewise, home owners also consider home equity mortgage of their property to consolidate their debts. If you have a home that may have a large amount of equity, you could actually benefit by avoiding an outside loan, as the cash from the existing equity may be sufficient to meet your requirements.
One of the major risks involved with home equity loan is the risk of losing your favorite home, if you make any default in the payment. The lenders may not be bothered much about the repayment as they may be focused to foreclosure the property. Be cautious when applying for equity to make sure you use money only for what you need. Because, the more equity you use, the higher your payment might become. It is further difficult to qualify for a home equity mortgage as most lenders require you to have a score of 670 or higher. Another risk involved in these loans is that if in the future, the rate of interest increases, you may have to pay an amount higher than what you anticipated. Therefore, you may carefully weigh your options before selecting any one particular loan. However, you may get these loans at ease particularly if you have a good credit score and your previous monthly dues are paid on time. It would also be advisable to plan a budget that includes your income, expenses and debts which may be easy for the lender to consider your application for home equity mortgage.


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