home owners are better off taking out a home equity loan than.....
March 14, 2008 1:11pm CST
I am doing research work on mortgages and I just found an article that claims that it is cheaper in the longer run to take out a home equity loan than to borrow on your credit cards. For every 10,00o borrowed from a home equity loan you pay 60.00 a month, and it is set a 6%, with a credit card you pay back usually 12, to 24 per cent in interest, but all credit cards half a requirement that you must pay 3 percent of the debt back per month, that would bring your payment to 300 a month on 10,000 and you still have those high interest rates, this is incredible, have you opted for a home equity loan, if not why, if not why not/ http://www.themortgagestoreonline.com/articles/home.php?include=133143
20 Mar 08
We own our house out right and I would not take out a home equity loan. We can pay off our credit cards in a short while and besides we have money in the bank to cover any emergencies. I was reading on home equities and if for some reason you cannot pay it off, the bank owns your house. I would rather save the money and have enough so that I can pay itoff. With both credit card and home equities, you still pay interest and if you get a home equity you are more likely to take longer to pay it whereas with credit card loans, you are more apt to pay it off sooner.