Tag Archive for: home equity line of credit

What’s The Difference Between A HELOC And A Home Equity Loan?

Choosing between a HELOC and a Home Equity Loan depends on your specific financial needs and circumstances. HELOCs offer flexible access to funds with variable interest rates, making them ideal for ongoing expenses or projects where total costs are uncertain. On the other hand, Home Equity Loans provide a lump sum with a fixed interest rate, suitable for those who have a specific amount in mind and prefer consistent repayment terms.Read More

Unlock Your Homebuying Power With The Trailing Primary Residence Program

Buying before selling a primary residence can present financial challenges. However, the Trailing Primary Residence Program offers a solution that increases your purchasing power and allows you to leverage the equity from your departing residence. In this comprehensive blog post, we will delve into the inner workings of the Trailing Primary Residence Program, its remarkable benefits, and how it can empower you to buy a new home easily.Read More

Understanding Home Equity in Mortgages

When it comes to real estate, equity is a term that holds significant importance. But what exactly is equity? Simply put, equity is the difference between the market value of your property and the amount you owe on your mortgage. It represents the portion of your home that you truly own. Read More

Leveraging Your Home Equity: Paying Off Debt and Seizing Investment Opportunities

Harness the power of your home's equity to pay off consumer debt and make smart investments, while avoiding risky borrowing practices.Read More

Are Home Equity Lines (HELOCs) Still A Thing?

The Prime Rate today is 6.25% – a full 3% higher than where it was last year at this time. Prime Rate is the rate that commercial banks charge their […]Read More

Save Money With An 80-10-10 Loan

In today's market, it is important to consider every way to save money when buying a home. An 80-10-10 loan can be an excellent option for many homebuyers. But what exactly are they and how do they work? Here is everything you need to know about saving money with an 80-10-10 loan.Read More

2nd Mortgage vs. HELOC (Home Equity Line); Which Is Better?

Yesterday’s blog, 5 Reasons to Get a HELOC, was inspired by a question from my nephew – as he is a perfect candidate for a HELOC. He is in his […]Read More

5 Reasons To Get a Home Equity Line Of Credit ASAP

When I was in law school, I clerked for a firm that specialized in commercial litigation. And – the first thing the attorneys did when considering litigation was to ensure […]Read More

Are Home Equity Loans Tax Deductible?

Homeowners cannot claim tax deductions on home equity loans in some cases. However, they can still benefit from cash-out refinancing programs to use the equity they've accrued in their homes. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, signed by President Trump in December 2017, introduced this change. Interest paid on home equity loans is no longer tax-deductible, although there is one exception. The IRS clarified that deductions are allowed if homeowners use the loan to "buy, build or substantially improve" the property the equity is coming from.Read More

Bridge Loans Overrated? Why We Like Equity Lines

We are asked constantly about “bridge loans,” or temporary loans (usually 2nd mortgages) that sellers take out prior to selling. Bridge loans can be used for necessary repairs or for […]Read More

“80/10/10” HELOC Lender Now Requires 720 FICO In CA Only

Our Home Equity Line Of Credit (HELOC) Lender, that offers the “10%” second mortgages in conjunction with “80/10/10” financing, increased its minimum FICO from 700 to 720. This applies to […]Read More