You've worked hard for your home. Now it's time to be repaid in kind. When you're taking on home improvements, paying education expenses or saving money with debt consolidation, check out our home equity line of credit. You can borrow against the value of your home, whether it's in North Carolina, South Carolina or New Jersey.
Our HELOC product is designed to help you do more.
- Get a credit line for up to 90% of your home value, up to $250,000*
- Money available when you need it, for 15 years with no annual fees
- Visa Debit Card for you to conveniently pull money when you need it
- Flat application fee of only $495 and no closing cost in NC or NJ*
- Low variable interest rate**
What You Need to Know
What is a Home Equity Line of Credit or HELOC?
A Home Equity Line of Credit is a credit line that uses your home as collateral. It functions like a credit card, a revolving credit line where you only borrow what you need at that particular moment of purchase. It allows you to pay it down and borrow again as needed. It can also be used for any reason, not just for the home. It is different from a second mortgage that requires you pay interest on a lump sum for the life of the loan and the money could only be used towards a single purpose. Many people use a HELOC to:
- Improve or repair the home
- Consolidate debt at a lower interest rate
- Pay education expenses
- Cover life expenses, like a wedding or a used car for your child
- And for many other reasons, because you are not limited to any particular type of purchases
Why Choose a Home Equity Line of Credit?
- Interest rate tends to be lower than a credit card
- More flexible than a second mortgage
- Only take money out when you need it
- Home improvement expenses can be tax deductible
- Access your line with a convenient Visa debit card
- Pay interest only on the amount you are currently using
- No restrictions on how you use the credit line
- Ideal for when you don't need to all the money at once
Additional Important Information
- Minimum credit limit is $10,000. Maximum credit limit can go up to $250,000, but cannot exceed 90% of the appraised value of your home. Call us if you need additional options.
- You can continue to make additional purchases with the debit card and borrow up to the maximum credit limit, but you are not required to do so.
- Minimum monthly payment amounts may vary, and are determined by the amount you currently owe on the line of credit.
- The application process is similar to a mortgage, because your home is used as collateral to secure the loan. It may require a home assessment to determine its value.
When Applying for a HELOC
Home Equity Line of Credit Important Information
After you apply for your home equity line of credit, make sure you have this information available so we can process it:
- Copy of homeowners insurance policy showing the agent's name and telephone number
- Proof of income (a copy of your two most recent paycheck stubs for everyone applying)
- Copy of mortgage, deed, deed of trust, or title insurance
* For properties in South Carolina, up to $100 closing costs apply. For loan amounts above $250,000, appraisal fees of approximately $450-$600 will apply. Additional third party costs may apply. Property insurance is required and flood insurance may be required. Repayment period (Draw period) is 15 years.
** Variable interest rate is based on the prime rate.
Accepting applications for properties located NC, SC and NJ.