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Best Ways to Get the Most from Your Home Improvement Loan

Posted by Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union on Jul 7, 2020 2:48:05 PM

Everyday people secure home improvement loans for a wide variety of reasons. Some feel they need to upgrade rooms or build an addition for resale value purposes. Others want to improve the quality of life experience of living in the space. The different goals make it nearly impossible for someone to definitively say that one way or another is the best way to utilize home improvement loans. That’s because it really comes down to maximizing the benefit you want. But for argument's sake, let’s consider two tracts about “best” uses — lifestyle and return on investment (ROI).

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Topics: Home Equity, Home Improvement, Home Loans

Here Are the Top Three Ways to Use Your Home Equity to Remodel

Posted by Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union on Jul 7, 2020 2:44:47 PM

At its core, the concept behind home equity is a simple one. It’s a term that describes the difference between the fair market or “appraised” value and the outstanding balance of any and all loans that you may still owe. If your home was worth $200,000 and you still owed $100,000, for example, the equity on your home would be $100,000.

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Topics: Home Equity, Home Improvement, Home Loans

WBTW Living Local - Home Equity Loans and HELOC for Home Renovation

Posted by Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union on Jul 3, 2020 9:03:34 AM

As you may know, Carolina Trust has recently partnered with WBTW News 13's Living Local Carolina show for a Financial Friday segment. During one of our recent Financial Fridays, we had the opportunity to visit one of our members' beautiful home in Murrells Inlet, SC and talk about Home Equity Loans and Lines of Credit with our Mortgage Loan Officer, Kelly Rowland. 

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Topics: Home Equity, Home Improvement, Home Loans

How Does a Home Equity Loan Work and How to Use it to Consolidate Debt

Posted by Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union on Feb 26, 2020 11:00:00 AM

How Does a Home Equity Loan Work?

If you’re looking for a way to deal with debt that is both flexible and affordable, a home equity loan may be a good solution. For homeowners who have built up some equity in their homes, this type of loan allows them to borrow from the accumulated equity and use it to pay down high-interest debt. Here’s a closer look at how home equity loans work, and when they work well for debt consolidation.

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Topics: Personal Finance, Home Equity, Debt Consolidation

Home Equity Loan vs. HELOC - Which is Best for Debt Consolidation

Posted by Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union on Feb 20, 2020 1:00:00 PM

If you want to save money and make some progress paying off the bills and other debt you owe, you should consider accessing the equity in your home for a debt consolidation loan to achieve your goal of being debt free.

The two main ways to access the equity in your home for a debt consolidation loan from your credit union include a home equity loan and a home equity line of credit, better known as a HELOC. Below are some of the details of a home equity loan vs HELOC so you can see the pros and cons of each.

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Topics: Personal Finance, Home Equity, Debt Consolidation

What is a Home Equity Loan and Can it Help with Debt Consolidation?

Posted by Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union on Feb 14, 2020 10:15:00 AM

When hard-working people find themselves swimming in high-interest debt, it’s time to look for a lifeline and pull yourself out. Leveraging your home equity to consolidate monthly payments that are crushing your financial health and quality of life can be a game-changing solution.

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Topics: Home Equity, Home Loans, Debt Consolidation

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