As your home maintains or increases in value, and you pay down your CEFCU® Home Loan, you’ll build equity in it. Equity is the difference between the current market value of your home and what you owe. You may be able to use the equity in your home to:
- Consolidate higher-interest debt, such as loans or credit cards
- Complete a home improvement project
- Help finance a college education or wedding
- And more!
How do you know how much equity you have in your home?
|AVAILABLE EQUITY EXAMPLE|
|Appraised home value||$100,000|
|Multiply by 0.90 (or 90%)||0.90|
|Balance due on first mortgage||-$70,000|
|Approximate amount available as a Home Equity Credit Loan/Line||$20,000|
What’s the best option for you?
At CEFCU, you have the option to apply for a Home Equity Loan or a Line of Credit (HELOC)... depending on your needs. A Home Equity Loan lets you borrow a specific amount of money at a fixed rate over a designated period of time — from five to 15 years. With a HELOC, you only pay interest on the funds you use. This makes it especially convenient if you don’t know exactly how much a project will cost. Instead of walking out with a huge amount of cash when you open the loan, you’ll have access to the amount you applied for or a line to use as needed. Both Home Equity options can help you stick to your budget.
Improve your home’s value
Using your home’s equity for home improvement projects can add to its value. If you plan on selling your home within the next 10 years, a Home Equity Loan or Line of Credit could pay for itself.
Whether you choose a CEFCU Home Equity Loan or a Line of Credit, you’ll enjoy:
- No annual fee
- No early payment penalty
- No termination fee.
Convenient ways to apply!
Apply for a CEFCU Home Equity Loan or Line of Credit:
- Through CEFCU On-Line® or Mobile Banking or at cefcu.com/equity
- In person at a Member Center
- By phone at 1.800.858.3400.