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If you find yourself needing an influx of cash to help pay for a major purchase but don’t want to go the traditional route, home equity loans and home equity financing can be just the thing. Home equity loans allow you to borrow against the current value of your home, working as a type of second home mortgage that can help you get access to larger amounts of cash either as a lump sum or as a line of credit that you can access as you need it to help cover any unexpected financial issues that may arise.

Use the equity in your home for all the same things you could use a personal loan for: finance remodeling, consolidate debt, or even pay for college. With a Home Equity Loan, U.S. Eagle would advance you the total loan amount upfront.* A Home Equity Line of Credit, or HELOC, provides a source of funds that you draw on as needed. Both products have low rates and no up-front costs.*

What is a Home Equity Loan?

For large, one-time expenses, a home equity loan may be your best option. A Home Equity Loan is typically a second mortgage, and allows the home owner to borrow cash in exchange for equity that has built up in the home.

“Equity” refers to the difference between what you currently owe on your mortgage, and what your home’s current market value. With a Home Equity Loan, you receive one lump sum based on your current equity, and you make fixed monthly payments on that amount for the length of the term.

What is a Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC)?

A HELOC is a good choice if you have a series of projects and want to secure access to credit upfront without starting to pay interest until you actually use it. A HELOC is also ideal if you anticipate a need for borrowing against home equity in the months ahead.

It's easy to turn the equity in your home into cash you can use now. Even if you already have a home equity line of credit, you could pay less by switching to US Eagle.

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What Can You Use a Home Equity Loan or HELOC For?

One of the biggest advantages of home equity loans and HELOCs is that they can be used to pay for nearly anything! While most homeowners tend to use them for larger expenses, people have used them to cover college tuition fees, medical expenses, or even planned expenses such as vacations or weddings. 

An important point to keep in mind is that the difference between home equity loans and HELOCs means they may suit different situations better. Home equity loans deliver the money in a lump sum like a traditional loan does, whereas a HELOC only requires you to pay off the portions you’ve used. This means that a HELOC may be more suitable for smaller, more infrequent needs, whereas a home equity loan is better if you need the entire amount upfront for whatever expenses you’ve encountered.

What Documents Do You Need for a Home Equity Loan?

Ready to apply for a home equity loan? Here are some of the documents you’ll need: 

  • Your two most recent years of tax returns (including W-2s, K-1s, all schedules) 
  • Recent pay stubs and proof of other sources of income (Social Security payments, retirement benefits, spousal support, etc.) 
  • Credit union or bank statements for the past two months 
  • Recent retirement and investment account statements 
  • Homeowners’ insurance policy declaration page 
  • Current mortgage billing statement 


*Loans subject to credit approval

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