HOME LOANS

Home equity loans

With the equity you’ve built up in your home over the years, you could be sitting on a lot of money! Tap into the money in your home with a home equity loan that will keep your budget in line.  

What is a home equity loan?

A home equity loan is a one-time loan for a fixed dollar amount, at a fixed interest rate, with a fixed term of repayment. This type of loan has a pre-determined monthly repayment amount and an amortization schedule for up to 15 years. Home equity loans are great for specific, one-time purchases like a new car or a home remodeling project.

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How do I calculate my equity?

Example of TX Home Equity Calculation

      $200,000  Current Value

X      80%         Loan to Value Limit

=    $160,000   Potential Equity

–     $100,000   Current Mortgage

=    $  60,000    Maximum Equity Available

 

The Texas Difference (80% LTV Rule)

In Texas, the state requires that the sum of a home equity loan plus any other mortgage balance the homeowner has MUST be equal to or less than 80% of the home's appraised value. In other words, what you have left to pay on your mortgage loan, plus any other loans you have borrowed against your home can't be more than 80% of the current market value of your home. If we look at the example and take the current appraised value of the home, which is $200,000, 80% (the Texas limit) of that is $160,000. Subtract what you still owe on your mortgage $100,00 and your equity is $60,000. That would be $60,000 in equity that you could borrow.

What can I use the money for?

This low-rate financing option is perfect for large expenses like a home improvement project, consolidating high-interest debt, financing a college education or taking a dream vacation.

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How can I apply?

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View our low rates!  For any other questions please call us at 800- 477-LECU, email us, or stop by our branch location.

Things to note:

  • Minimum loan amount is $15,000
  • Interest may be tax deductible. Check with your tax advisor for eligibility.
  • Closing costs due at signing. Please call for details.
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Unimproved Property 

As real estate prices continue to rise year after year, investing in raw land may be a wise financial decision. You may hold onto the land for future development or look to sell the land as the property’s value increase. With great rates and options you can't go wrong!

  • Up to 80% financing available 
  • Term options up to 15 years
  • No prepayment penalties
  • Arrange for automatic payments

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Home improvement loans 

Everyone has their own vision of what the perfect kitchen, bathroom, and backyard looks like. Make your vision of the beautiful counter-tops, appliances and backyard oasis a reality with a home improvement loan. Not only will you be fulling your vision of a dream home but you'll also be building equity in your property. 

Apply for your Home Improvement Loan Online

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Mortgages

You know what you're looking for in a new home, but do you know what to look for in a mortgage loan? We know that the journey to a new home often comes with twist and turns and that's why we have partnered with BALANCE to be able to guide you in the right direction. You can talk to a certified financial counselor to help you figure out where to start and everything beyond, answering any questions you may have.

APPLY NOW through CU MEMBER'S MORTGAGE

Our home mortgage partner, CU Member’s Mortgage can help you get the home of your dreams.

  • Fixed-Rate Mortgages with terms up to 30 years
  • 5/1 Adjustable Rate Mortgages
  • FHA Loans
  • Federal VA Loans
  • Pre-approval available
  • Online application

     

    Apply for a Mortgage Loan Online

    Apply for your Home Mortgage through our home mortgage partner, CU Member’s Mortgage.  Simply click on the link to get started!Apply Now 

Speak to a Mortgage Loan Officer

Don't hesitate to call CU Member's Mortgage with questions about rates or your mortgage loan.  CALL 1-800-607-3474 Monday thru Friday 8 am - 5 pm or by email to southwestcu@homeloancu.com. 

 

 

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Certified Financial Counselors are standing by to answer your questions. Call them at 888.456.2227.

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