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Did you know that Amplify also offers great alternatives to Home Equity Loans? Use this tool to help decide between a Home Equity Loan and one of our Homeowner Express Loans or Lines of Credit.
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Many homeowners use their home equity for home improvements such as solar panel purchase and installation, swimming pool installation or repair, landscaping, renovations, new roof, or even room add-ons.
Many people find it easier to consolidate their loans into a single, fixed rate loan with one monthly payment instead of making multiple, higher-interest payments to multiple lenders each month.
Using home equity to finance large expenses such as school tuition, medical costs, new furniture, new appliances, or even a second home or investment property is a great way to get a low, fixed interest rate.
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These calculators are for visualization and research purposes only. Payment calculations reflect only principal and interest; Escrow may increase your payment. All loans are subject to approval. Your actual interest rate will depend upon your credit score and the loan term you select.
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Rates Effective as of June 1, 2016
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When you apply, you will be asked to sign several documents including a Home Equity Early Disclosure. The State of Texas requires a period of twelve (12) business days between the date you sign this document and your closing date. After you close on your loan, the state of Texas requires another waiting period of three (3) days to allow the borrower(s) a last chance to cancel the loan before it is funded. On the fourth business day, your funds will be made available to you. Note that Sundays and federal holidays do not count as business days.
If you need your Home Equity funds faster, consider doing a Homeowner Express Loan as a “bridge” loan while your Home Equity Loan is being processed. Homeowner Express Loans are unsecured and are therefore able to fund within 24 hours of approval. You can pay off your Homeowner Express Loan with the funds from your Home Equity Loan.
The State of Texas allows a “Combined Loan-to-Value” (CLTV) of 80% for Home Equity Loans.
The simplest way to estimate the available equity in your home is with a little bit of math. Figure out what 80% of your home’s value is, then subtract your mortgage balance(s) from that number. For example, if your home’s appraised value is $200,000 and your mortgage balance is $100,000,
Depending on your requested loan amount, a lender may use your county tax appraisal to determine your home’s value. For larger loan amounts, lenders tend to order a third party appraisal.
The State of Texas requires that Home Equity Loans be collateralized with the borrower’s primary homestead. The home cannot be owned by a business or trust, and it must be the home in which the borrower/ owner resides for more than 50% of the calendar year.
To get a Home Equity Loan at Amplify, you must qualify for membership. Anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in Travis, Williamson, Hays, Caldwell, or Bastrop counties qualifies for membership at Amplify Credit Union.
Additionally, the property listed on the Home Equity Loan application must be located in Texas.
For more information regarding membership qualification, please contact us directly via email or toll-free at 800-237-5087.
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1. APR is Annual Percentage Rate. Loans Subject to approval. Combined Loan-to-Value (CLTV) cannot exceed 80% of your home’s value. Additional terms, conditions, and restrictions may apply. Amplify Membership and Property Insurance required.