Compare home equity

Compare mortgages and calculate mortgage repayments - Data last updated on 21 Jul 2018

Compare home equity

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A home equity loan, also known as a line of credit, could be a great option for Australian borrowers who want to take advantage of the equity they have in their current home. At RateCity you can carry out a search online to compare home equity home loans side-by-side, highlighting some of the best deals.

Home equity loans can be used for a range of reasons including, but not limited to, home renovation, to purchase another property or even to fit out your home with new furniture. The amount of equity you can borrow will be worked out by your lender who will calculate the current value of your home minus your existing mortgage balance.

Australian home owners could benefit from this type of home loan as it allows you to pay off the interest only but also offers the flexibility to make extra repayments, if you want to start paying towards the principal also. Generally you have access to redraw funds whenever you need it and for whatever purpose.

If want to make your home equity work for you start searching and comparing Australian home equity loans below.

FAQs

Bad credit home loans can be dangerous if the borrower signs up for a loan they’ll struggle to repay. This might occur if the borrower takes out a mortgage at the limit of their financial capacity, especially if they have some combination of a low income, an insecure job and poor savings habits.

Bad credit home loans can also be dangerous if the borrower buys a home in a stagnant or falling market – because if the home has to be sold, they might be left with ‘negative equity’ (where the home is worth less than the mortgage).

That said, bad credit home loans can work out well if the borrower is able to repay the mortgage – for example, if they borrow conservatively, have a decent income, a secure job and good savings habits. Another good sign is if the borrower buys a property in a market that is likely to rise over the long term.

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