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Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC)

A line of credit secured by the equity in a borrower's residence. It can be used for home improvements, debt consolidation, and other major purchases or expenses. At closing, a credit limit is established. In most cases, the borrower can access the line of credit by a variety of access devices, such as convenience checks, debit cards, and credit cards. A Home Equity Line of Credit is a type of a second mortgage.

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Fast Facts (October 2011)
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 22:18

Calif. median home price: September 2011: $287,440 (Source: C.A.R.)
Calif. highest median home price by region/county September  2011: Marin: $786,590 (Source: C.A.R.)
Calif. lowest median home price by region/county September 2011: Siskiyou County: $113,330 (Source: C.A.R.)

Calif. Pending Home Sales Index: August 2011: 125.3, an increase of 12.6 percent compared with a prior year.

Calif. Traditional Housing Affordability Index: Second quarter 2011: 51 percent (Source: C.A.R.)

Mortgage rates: Week ending 10/13/2011 30-yr. fixed: 4.12 fees/points: 0.8% 15-yr. fixed: 3.37 fees/points: 0.8% 1-yr. adjustable: 2.90% Fees/points: 0.6% (Source: Freddie Mac)

 
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