Secured Home Equity Loans: Get Value for your Home Equity

By: Johns Tiel

When we buy a house, the first and foremost thing that comes to our mind is a shelter, an abode to which we can return back every evening after a tough days work. But it is at the time of need that we realize that our home serves another purpose too. When in need of money, we can encash the equity in the house through secured home equity loans to solve our monetary problems.

Equity value of the home means the market value of the house minus all the dues that are pending on the house. Secured home equity loans are borrowed by a homeowner on the basis of the equity that is vested in the house of the borrower. The amount that is borrowed and the rate of interest all depends upon the equity value of the house.

Secured Home Equity Loans are available to the borrowers in two forms. The first is the usual form of the loans, like any other loan. Money is borrowed in the range of ?5000-?75000 depending upon the equity of the house. Repayment term for this loan is 5-25 years and the rate of interest is very low due to assurance of repayment.

Another form of taking up money through secured home equity loans is the home equity line of credit or the HELOC. The HELOC is more like a credit card than a loan. Money can be withdrawn from the HELOC according to the need of the borrower when he likes, during the draw period of the loan. As installments of repayment, the borrower has to deposit small amounts to the lender to keep the HELOC running. This is a novel method to borrow money which has been made for the convenience of the borrower.

Secured home equity loans are available to bad credit borrowers as well. This is the best and lowest cost way for them to borrow money as they guarantee repayment by pledging their house. Low rate deals can however be searched online.

By utilizing the equity in the house, the borrower can draw large amounts to fulfill his needs. All these benefits make secured home equity loans a popular loan option.

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