No Closing Cost Home Equity Loan
A no closing cost home equity loan is basically a loan that you can take out a use to pay off your current debts. These debts could be things like a mortgage, credit cards or store cards, in fact any type of debt. The main benefit of this type of loan is that the interest rate will usually be cheaper – but this comes at a price. You will be using the equity in your property as collateral. This is in case you cannot afford the payments and the lender has some means to recoup their money back.
It costs the lender money before they can lend you the no closing cost loan as they have to look into your credit history as well as valuate how much you home is worth. They will do various searches on your property to determine if their has been no damage to it or anything else that could cause it to devalue.
There are many other costs that are involved when setting up a loan. The “closing costs” in fact are paid up front and can amount to as high as $1000 or more. Do you have to pay these? The lending company will pay these for you with a no closing cost home equity loan – but they will charge for it. You will undoubtedly have higher monthly expenditure.
So you will save money in the first instance by not having to pay out the initial fees, but the lender will want their money back. You need to sit down and do the maths to see if its worth taking out the loan. It some cases it could work out in your favor.
If you have demonstrated you are a good risk by making the regular monthly payments you will have shown that you have the willingness and ability to pay back your mortgage. This will be extremely beneficial for your credit rating and can open many doors financially. You may have found when you first start out by taking out a mortgage there were limited options, but now a home equity loan can be in reach and can now cost far less to get a home equity loan. The could well be less credit checks required as you no longer pose as a risk.
Another cost that is associated with home loans is the appraisal, but this is not required for home equity loans. Be sure to check with each lender as the guidelines vary but you will find that most will accept an appraisal that was previously prepared by the licensed appraiser a couple or so years ago. As property prices are quite stable within a couple of years there wont be drastic decreases in the value of the property. Even if a new appraisal was carried out, there will not be a lot of change so the appraisal amount would be the same. However, if you have carried out recent changes to your property such as renovations then it would be wise to ask if an appraisal was required. This of course could increase the equity amount that you have available.