Equity lenders base the loans on the value of the home. If the homeowner purchased a home
several years ago, paid x amount of mortgage repayments, then the lender will deduct this equity
amount from the value of the home. Thus, the lender will consider the amount paid, plus the
amount of mortgage owed, current equity of the home, and then subtract the amount owed before
considering lending the money to the borrower.
If the home was purchased at market price for $200,000 and currently the home is worth
$400,000 due to an increase in the home value on the market, then the lender may consider
lending the homeowner the amount of the loan to be paid off. The house is paid in full on the
first mortgage; however, the homeowner is now paying a second loan for the amount he owed in
the first place, plus the fees and costs, and interest rates.
Equity loans then are loans taken out on a home to repay a pending debt on a home. The loans
are giving to clients utilizing the home as equity as a guarantee that the homeowner will repay
the debt. Some equity loans extend loans up to 30-years, while other loans last only 15-years.
It depends on the lender, but in most instances, the lender will often use standard market rates on
the loans. Therefore, if you are applying for equity loans, it makes sense to shop around for the
best rates, since the Interest is paid first and the mortgage is paid second. In other words, if you
take out an equity loan, you will repay interest on the loan. If you are paying $200 each month
on the loan, only a percentage of this amount will apply toward the mortgage itself, thus
lingering the mortgage payoff.