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You have two great options for accessing your equity. A home equity loan provides a lump sum of cash for your projects or expenses; a home equity line-of-credit allows you to pay as you go for your expenses and make payments only on what you’ve used. Each has features and drawbacks depending on your situation.
Here are the key differences:
|Home Equity Loan||Home Equity Line-of-Credit|
|What It Is||A loan with fixed payments and a fixed interest rate.||A line of credit (like a credit card) with a variable interest rate that you can use for up to 15 years.|
|A fixed interest rate with predictable monthly payments||X|
|An adjustable interest rate with variable monthly payments||X|
|Pay interest only on the money you use||X|
Membership eligibility required. Kirtland FCU welcomes veteran, active-duty, and retired members of all branches of the U.S. military, including NM National Guard and Reserve, who have ever been served by KAFB; contractors, employees, and retirees of businesses who work on or with KAFB under contract with the U.S. Government; members and employees of partner organizations throughout Albuquerque; and family members of eligible or existing members. See a representative for complete details. Kirtland Federal Credit Union is an equal housing lender. Financing available for properties in New Mexico only. Loan subject to credit approval and based on equity in home. Closing costs may vary based on transaction. Home equity loans and lines of credit are limited to 90% loan-to-value and $200,000; actual savings based on transaction amount. Borrower is responsible for homeowners insurance premiums and, if required, flood insurance premiums. Special restrictions may apply; contact a representative for complete details. Consult a tax advisor regarding deductibility of interest. As with all lending services, full disclosures, terms, and conditions will be supplied with your mortgage or home equity disclosures.