Home Equity Options
Home Equity Loan
A Home Equity Loan is similar to your mortgage in that it has a fixed interest rate and a steady repayment schedule for up to 15 years. It is ideal if you have a large, one-time expense, or if you want to consolidate debt and focus on paying it off
- Borrow a specific, one-time dollar amount against the available equity in your home
- Make predictable, fixed-rate monthly payments
- Choose a loan term that works for you
Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC)
A home equity line of credit lets you borrow funds when you need them, up to your available credit line. With this revolving line of credit, you can borrow, repay, and borrow again. Much like a credit card, the credit amount becomes available again as the outstanding balance is repaid. This can be useful if you’re planning a major project with multiple expenses or if you want ongoing access to funds for emergencies. HELOCs feature flexible repayment options.
- Variable Rate
- Interest only payments for first 5 years
- Up to 15 year term
Home Equity FAQs
Q: How long is my loan or line of credit approved for?
A: Home equity loans and lines of credit approvals are valid for 60 days from the credit report date.
Q: How is the amount of my loan or line of credit determined?
A: The amount of your loan or line of credit is determined based on the amount of equity in the house and whether the Combined Loan to Value (CLTV) is over or under 80%
Q:What is an Interest-Only Home Equity Line of Credit?
A: With an interest only HELOC, you pay only the monthly interest during the draw period. Once the draw period is complete, you begin to repay the principal. This can typically minimize the size of your monthly payments initially. However, the loan payments on an interest-only HELOC could increase significantly once the draw period ends and the repayment for principal begins.
Do more with your home equity and RMCU. Reach out to one of our local lenders today and find out why our members love working with us. We’re here to help you get the most out of your home; and the best part is, we’re not a bank!