People say that you are rich because you own a house in the heart of city. With rising property prices, you are becoming richer every day. However, you are a rich man only on papers. All your capital is tied up in the house. To have some money at your disposal, the only option you have is to sell your house. This is not a good idea. Once you sell your house, you might not be able to buy a new house. Since the house prices are rising, it has become very difficult to buy a new house.
At the same time, you got to have some money to spend on various items. Many times, you need money for expenses that are over and above your regular expenditure. Lenders offer unsecured loans for these situations, but at a very high rate of interest. Besides, there are several other disadvantages of unsecured loans. Instead of taking out an unsecured loan, you can use your house to raise some money. This can be done by taking out a homeowner loan. A homeowner loan will help you release the equity that is tied up in your house. You can use this money for any purpose you want.
Let us discuss on the negative aspects of homeowner loans. A homeowner loan is secured against the borrowers house. If the borrower fails to repay the loan, the house may be repossessed by the lender. According to an estimate, house repossessions are on a rise in the UK. As many as 5,630 houses were repossessed in the second half of 2005 as compared to 4,620 in the first half. There was an increase of 70% in the total number of repossessions in 2005 as compared to 2004.
Therefore, you should go for a homeowner loan only when you are confident that you will be able to repay the loan as per the loan terms. If you do not have a regular income or if the amount of monthly installments exceeds your monthly income, avoid taking out a homeowner loan. Think carefully before applying for a homeowner loan.
The author is a business writer specializing in finance and credit products and has written authoritative articles on the finance industry. He has done his masters in Business Administration and is currently assisting Shakespeare Finance as a finance specialist.
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