What is a HELOC?

A HELOC stands for a Home Equity Line of Credit. With this loan, you are borrowing against the equity in your home. A HELOC, or second mortgage, helps current homeowners use the equity they have built-in their home to fund other purchases. 

With a HELOC you can:

Borrow up to 95% of your home’s equity, enjoy up to a $500,000 credit line, low rates, and interest-only payments for 10 years. So go ahead! Start a business. Pay off credit card debt, or buy that cottage on the lake.

What can you use a HELOC for?

  • Home renovations
  • Pay off high-interest debt
  • College Tuition
  • Medical Expenses
  • Use for a down payment on a second home*
  • Use as a down payment on an investment property

If you’re looking to borrow more money, but still want the flexibility of interest-only payments during the 10-year draw period, our Interest-Only RealtyLine may be the product for you.

Here are some of the benefits you’ll enjoy

  • Maximum Credit Line: Up to 500,000 (for well-qualified borrowers)
  • Draw Period: 10 years
  • Repayment Period: Interest-only payments during the 10-year draw period; principal and interest payments during the 20-year repayment period
  • Floor Rate: 3.95%
  • Rate Cap: 18.00%; 2.00% increase or decrease per year
  • Property Type: 1-4 Unit, Fee Simple, PUD, Condo, Townhouse

At Geneva, we offer several exciting HELOC programs that could be right for you! 

 The process of applying for a HELOC is similar to what you likely experienced when applying for your home mortgage. Initially, you will complete and submit an application online. Then, for verification purposes, you may also need to provide documents including:

  • Most recent tax returns
  • Recent pay statement from your employer
  • Mortgage documentation
  • Financial institution statements for your checking and savings accounts
  • Credit card bills
  • Lists of money market accounts

Want to see the difference between a Heloc and Cash out Refinance? Use our interactive Calculator below:

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Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or would like a second opinion on your existing mortgage.