Home Equity Loan vs. Line of Credit

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Finance with a HELOC

Even if you don't currently have a need for cash, an open-ended Home Equity Line of Credit* is a wise move. When you get a Home Equity Line of Credit, you access the ability to draw money, whenever you want, for a period of time. You only pay interest on the amount you borrow. You may borrow money, then pay off the money you borrowed, and borrow again against the line of credit.

What is a home equity line of credit? 

*The dwelling must be owner occupied, secured by a primary single-family residence and must be insured (including flood insurance, when required). The minimum line amount is $10,000 and the maximum line amount is $200,000. Existing HELOC members must increase their limit by $5,000 to qualify. You may be required to pay certain fees which generally total up to $410. If an appraisal is required an additional cost of at least $425 is at the borrower’s expense. There is no annual fee or early termination fee. Offer subject to credit approval. Consumer accounts only. This offer is available for Nebraska and Iowa properties within Cobalt Credit Union’s lending area. Interest may be tax deductible, consult your tax advisor regarding your situation. Additional limitations may apply. Contact a Cobalt Credit Union representative for complete offer details. Federally Insured by NCUA. Equal Housing Lender. 

Finance with a Home Equity Loan

If you have need of a specific amount of money, a Home Equity Loan might be for you. A home equity loan allows you to tap into your home's built-up equity, which is the difference between the amount that your home could be sold for and the amount that you still owe.

  • These are available on any single unit home or rental property
  • Homeowners often use a home equity loan for home improvements, to pay for a new car, or to pay off credit cards. The interest paid is usually tax deductible.
  • This type of loan is sometimes referred to as a second mortgage or borrowing against your home.

Is a home equity loan right for me?

Home equity loan vs line of credit. What's the difference? Home equity line of credit: Variable Rate. Introductory rate for 12 months. Interest rate based on the Wall Street Prime Rate plus the margin rate (if applicable). Good for those who want available credit all the time. Interest only payments for the first 10 years. Minimum loan amount is $10,000. Maximum loan amount is $200,000. Home Equity loan: Fixed rate. No introductory rate. Good for someone looking to consolidate debt, make a home improvement of which they know the cost, etc. Fixed monthly payments. Minimum loan amount is $10,000. Maximum loan amount is $200,000 (owner occupied).*Property must be located within 100 miles of a Cobalt Credit Union branch. Loans are subject to approval criteria. Some restrictions apply. Contact a representative for details. Equal Housing Lender. Cobalt Mortgage (logo).