What is a Home Equity Line of Credit?
A home equity line of credit is a revolving line of credit secured by your home that allows you to access the available equity you have in your home. With a home equity line of credit, you can borrow as much or as little as you need, whenever you need it, up to your established credit limit. As you repay your outstanding balance, the amount of available credit is replenished, which becomes available again for future use, if needed, throughout your draw period.
How much can I borrow?
Banks typically set a maximum loan-to-value (LTV) limit for how much you can borrow. At PNC, the maximum allowable LTV is 89.9%, and in some geographies and loan scenarios, it is lower. To figure out how much you can borrow, you must know three things: 1) your home's value, 2) the sum of all mortgage loans that you have on the property, and 3) the maximum LTV established by your lender. For example, let's assume a home is valued at $200,000, the maximum LTV is 89.9%, and there are $120,000 in mortgage loans already owed on the property. Just multiply the home's value ($200,000) by the LTV (89.9%) to calculate the maximum borrowing limit, which in this case is $179,800. Then subtract out the loans already on the property ($120,000) to know how much equity is remaining. In this example, you could borrow up to an additional $59,800.
What will my rate be?
Rate is calculated based on a variety of factors, including credit qualifications, loan-to-value, line amount and other criteria. The best available rates include a discount for automatic payment from a PNC checking account.
Is my interest tax deductible?
Interest you pay on a loan that is secured by your primary residence may very well be tax deductible. You should consult with a tax advisor to determine whether this applies to your situation.
What property types are eligible for Home Equity Lines of Credit or Home Equity Installment Loans?
Single-Family Primary Residence; Vacation, 1-2 Family Homes, Condos, and Townhouses
Are there any fees if I payoff my Home Equity Line of Credit?
In general, you may pay the entire outstanding balance of your home equity line of credit at any time, and as often as you like, without penalty, as long as you do not close your line of credit. For applications submitted prior to December 8, 2013, you may incur an Early Account Closure Fee if you pay off and close your account within 36 months of account opening. For applications submitted on or after December 8, 2013, there is no Early Account Closure Fee assessed for closing your line of credit at any time. However, certain closing costs may be paid by PNC on your behalf at the time of account opening. You may be responsible for reimbursement of those costs if you pay off and close your line of credit within 36 months of account opening. If the line of credit is closed 36 months after account opening, repayment of these costs will not be required.
How fast will I get my money?
Funds are normally disbursed on the fourth business day after you sign your loan documents. This is because Federal regulations require a 3-day rescission period during which time you have the right to cancel your loan.
We all know that buying and owning a home is a big responsibility. One that will affect your finances for years to come. So you'll want a lending partner who knows the drill. Who's got the people and passion to help you close the deal and achieve your home finance goals. A partner like us.
- We're experienced: We've been at this for a long time. More than 160 years, in fact. We originated more than $7 billion in home equity loans and lines of credit in 2011.
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