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.*
Home Equity Loans
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. With a Home Equity Loan, you receive one lump sum and make fixed monthly payments on that amount for the length of the term.
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.
Documents Needed for Home Equity Loans
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