|Typically the quickest and easiest way to get hard cash from your home, a home equity loan
uses the equity you've built up in your home to provide money for any reason. Home improvements, debt consolidation,
a dream vacaation...a home equity loan could help you get the cash you need.
|Annual Percentage Rate (A.P.R.)|
The actual cost of a mortgage loan expressed as a yearly rate. The APR will be higher than the interest rate stated on the application and note because it includes fees such as: interest, discount points, origination fee, mortgage insurance and other related fees. The truth in lending act requires lenders to disclose an APR to assist the borrower in measuring the actual cost of a loan.
|Debt Consolidation Loan|
A type of loan that allows the borrower to payoff all or a portion of existing debt (including the existing mortgage loan) from loan proceeds.
|Good Faith Estimate|
A document delivered with Truth-In-Lending Disclosure Statement to borrower as an estimate comprising, closing costs, interest rate, term, loan amount, and monthly payment, within 3 days of receiving borrowers mortgage application per the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA).
Results when an existing assumable loan is combined with a new loan, resulting in an interest rate somewhere between the old rate and the current market rate. The payments are made to a second lender or the previous homeowner, who then forwards the payments to the first lender after taking the additional amount off the top.