February 12, 2013

Home Loans on the Rise Again

Across America people are again tapping into their homes for cash by using them to secure a loan. Called a HELOC, or home equity line of credit, this is part of the reason so many Americans suffered during the mortgage crisis.

It is highly recommended that people don't go this route, as it puts you in a place that will lock you into the home for a long period of time.

One major reason is because if the price of the home falls again, as it did during the mortgage crisis, you won't be able to sell your home if you want to because you will owe more on it than someone wanting to buy the house could secure a loan for if the value of the home falls.

The other obvious reason is you lock yourself into a higher mortgage payment for a significant period of time. If the economy falters, as it has for several years, you could easily lose a job or hours, which would make it difficult, if not impossible, to make your payments.

Even though there is some relief, setting yourself up failure concerning your home isn't a good financial move.

It's best to be content and live within your means than to use your home to access capital you can barely afford.

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