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A home equity loan is a one-time installment loan that lets you use the equity in your home as collateral. It’s sometimes referred to as a home equity installment loan or HELOAN for short. Home equity loans offer several benefits, including a fixed interest rate that may be lower than other types of loans, and a regular monthly payment. This gives you a predictable repayment schedule for the life of the loan, up to 30 years.
To qualify for a home equity loan, you’ll need a FICO score of 660 or higher. U.S. Bank also looks at factors including:
Want to learn more about credit scores? You can monitor your VantageScore® credit score from TransUnion® for free1 via the U.S. Bank Mobile App or online banking. (This score is for educational purposes and isn’t used by U.S. Bank to make credit decisions.)
The rates shown are the current national average. Enter your location details for rates in your area.
Rates shown for loans in the amount of $50,000 – $99,999 up to 60% loan to value (LTV), and for customers with automatic payments from a U.S. Bank personal checking or savings account with a FICO score of 730 or higher.2 Rates may vary by region and are subject to change.
Prequalification helps you see how much you might be able to borrow, without affecting your credit score.
For one-time home remodel projects, a home equity loan is a great option. Not only are you improving your home, you’re reinvesting the money back into your property.
A large one-time expense can be difficult to cover from savings alone. A home equity loan can be one of the most affordable ways to fund a large expense while sticking to a fixed amount.
When student loans aren’t available or aren’t enough, a home equity loan can be another
solution to help you fund your or a loved one’s higher education.
Home equity loans and lines of credit can be great ways to fund major purchases. Use our rate and payment calculator to find out what your home equity monthly payment may be.
Our home improvement calculator can help you estimate what your home remodeling project could cost. Get your personalized estimate by answering a few questions.
A Loan Estimate provides important details about your loan, including the estimated interest rate, monthly payment and total closing costs. Get a Loan Estimate without completing a full loan application by speaking to a banker.
There are two key differences between a home equity loan and a HELOC: how credit is offered and the type of interest rate. A home equity loan gives you a one-time lump sum that you repay with a fixed interest rate. A HELOC gives you a line of credit that you can use as needed during a certain timeframe. It typically has a variable interest rate.
Typically, you can borrow 80% of the equity in your home. You can estimate your home equity by taking the current market value of your home and subtracting you the amount you owe on your mortgage. The amount you can borrow also depends on other factors like your income and credit history.
Yes. Home equity loans are often referred to as second mortgages since they offer fixed rates and a steady repayment schedule like traditional mortgages. A traditional mortgage is what gets you into the home initially, whereas a home equity loan is taken out after you’ve accumulated equity in the home.
To qualify for a home equity loan, you’ll need a credit score in the good to excellent range and sufficient equity in your home. The following ranges from TransUnion® will give you an idea of where you fall:
Home equity loans have terms up to 30 years.
Yes. If you have enough equity in your home, you can use the money from a home equity loan to buy a second house. However, you should weigh the risks and benefits carefully before using equity to buy another home.
If you live in a state with a U.S. Bank branch, have equity in your home that does not exceed the loan-to-value (LTV) ratio of 80% and have good credit, you may qualify for a home equity loan.
A home equity loan is a type of second mortgage. It’s similar to a traditional mortgage in that you take out a predetermined amount at a fixed interest rate. Once you receive the money, you’re expected to start paying it back in monthly installments, based on a set schedule.
No. Home equity loans do not have closing costs.