Home Equity Loans

 

Consolidate your loans. Most people have more than one debt. You may have high interest credit cards, loans and mortgages. To pay off one debt you may need to borrow from someone else, creating yet another debt. The solution to this problem is debt consolidation.

If you own a home, you can get a debt consolidation home equity loan. With a debt consolidation loan you will have to consolidate each of your high interest credit cards, as well as your consumer loans, into one inexpensive and affordable monthly payment with low interest.

Consolidate debt with home equity as security. A debt consolidation home equity loan is a secured loan where your property will be security against the loan. The lender will have a lien on your house until you pay off the home equity loan in full. While you'll continue to own your home as loan collateral, the debt consolidation loan will keep the creditors away and keep you out of bankruptcy. You'll be able to save a little, because the single monthly payment will be considerably less than the sum of the ones you had before.

The first thing to do once you've obtained your debt consolidation loan is to look over the use of your credit cards, so that you don't use any of them in times of temptation, thereby increasing your debt. This will definitely put you right back in hot water.

Tax deduction and home equity loan consolidation. Another possible advantage is that interest you pay on your equity debt consolidation loan may be tax deductible. Normally, if you add your first mortgage to a new debt consolidation loan, and the total does not exceed 100% of the appraised value of your property, the interest you pay will be fully deductible. Your tax consultant can advise you on the matter, and it's always a good idea to check with him or her.

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