Primarily there are two different forms of home equity mortgages or loans, a fixed-term loan and a line of credit often referred to as a HELOC.

A home equity loan is a one-time lump sum of money that slowly gets paid back monthly with a fixed interest rate, while a HELOC is more flexible and provides you funds as you need them and you would pay it back as you would a credit card that is they have a revolving limit that is you use it and pay it as much times as you can.  When getting approved for a home equity loan, financial institutions will approve your request up to a specific amount based on the remaining equity of your home as your equity in your home will act as collateral.

Home equity loans can be one of 2 products:

  1. Fixed Term or a variable term mortgage, amortized over a period.

  2. A home equity line of credit (HELOC), it is a mortgage that can be used & repaid with the same flexibility of your typical credit card but with a much lower interest rate. It can be in the form of either a first or second mortgage depending upon personal requirement.

Although interest rates on a home equity loan are higher than on a first mortgage they are typically much lower than on a credit card. Please contact us to learn more at 416-788-7632.