The juxtaposition of increasing interest rates and declining mortgage rates encourages borrowers to seek lines of credit other than home equity loans. Nowadays, home owners often make interest payments on their home equity loans that are higher than those they are paying on their mortgage.
In response, lenders are suggesting that clients borrow more than the amount remaining on their home mortgage and putting the surplus money towards paying for their line of credit.
Unfortunately, this plan may not be for everyone. Say you are looking to sell your home within the next two to three years. The closing costs will almost certainly outweigh the amount you save from lower payments. However, one may consider a fixed rate loan in this situation if he/she has a home equity loan because in the long run, it may be more cost efficient considering the expectancy of future increases in interest rates.
It is beneficial to keep your mortgage and home equity loan separate because it forces you to pay off the equity loan so that it doesnt become a burden down the line.
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Gregrey Pashby is a writer and contributor for Bad Credit Lender who specialize in bad credit loans and hard money loans. Located in La Jolla, California, Bad Credit Lender provides competitive private Home Equity Lines of Credit, bad credit home loans, and bridge loans. In addition, Greg is one of the main contributors to the Coastal La Jolla Funding -- A California Hard Money Lender.