If you have equity in your property you have several refinance options. A HELOC (Home Equity Line of Credit) is one of them. My Mortgage Broker (Verico) can help you with a HELOC refinance plan in Alberta or Calgary.
If you have enough equity in your home the you will likely qualify for a home equity loan. You can use a HELOC for home improvements, to pay off high interest debt, to pay for a holiday, for a grand child’s education, to buy a boat, for emergency funds or basically whatever you want.
A HELOC is special type of home equity loan. IT has 2 phases – the first is the draw period. The draw period is normally 10 years but sometimes can be longer. During this period, you can draw funds as agreed and you only need to cover the interest.
The second phase is the amortization period during which you pay interest and capital. Basically, you begin paying the loan back. This is when the monthly repayment can jump a lot. The more you owe, the bigger the jump in payments.
You can also refinance a HELOC to delay the amortization phase. You can refinance a HELOC with a new one, with a fixed payment home equity loan or a new primary mortgage loan.
There are many considerations when it comes to a home equity loan such as a HELOC. You must weigh up all the costs such as closing costs, monthly repayments, alternative costs and so on. Home equity loans generally have lower closing costs but higher interest rates than primary mortgage loans.
It is a good idea to consult with an experienced and reputable mortgage broker such as My Mortgage Broker (Verico) before committing to a HELOC or other type of home mortgage.