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What is a "standard" home equity loan?
Posted On: 2009-07-12 at 02:15:03 PM
There are two basic types of home equity loans: the standard home equity loan and a home equity line of credit. Another way of borrowing against home equity is cash-out refinancing.
The Standard Home Equity Loan
A standard home equity loan, (also called a term loan, a closed-end loan or a second mortgage installment loan), works like a traditional loan. You receive a lump sum payment at a fixed interest rate and you pay the money back in monthly payments over the life of the loan. Since the interest rate on the loan is fixed, your monthly payments will also be fixed.
An example of this is a home equity loan for $30,000 with an interest rate of 7.5% where you pay the money back in monthly payments of $356.11 over the 10 year life of the loan.
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