3. WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF A HOME EQUITY LOAN?
Capitalizing on a Home Equity Loan has two primary advantages.
- Lower interest rate.
The interest rate you pay on your average home equity loan is lower than the interest rate you will pay on your average credit card by at least eight percent. Home equity loans also have a lower interest rate than personal loans and other types of non-secured debt.
- Tax savings.
If you obtain a home equity loan, you may be able to deduct the interest you pay on the money you borrow. However, it depends on what the money is used for. Also, the interest you pay on credit cards and personal loans is generally not tax-deductible.