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Reasons To Get A Home Equity Loan


Using a home equity loan really depends on what your needs, wants and desires are that prompt you to take the home equity loan in the first place.

The most common reason people obtain the loan is for debt consolidation however other uses include home improvements, educational expenses, unexpected family emergencies, medical expenses and in some cases for big ticket purchases.

As expected debt consolidation is the primary reason many people obtain a home equity loan. The thinking is sound especially if they're stuck paying anywhere from 17% to 21% in credit card debt. Department store cards are another money eater that using a home equity loan to pay off could be considered smart.

Paying for an education with the loan could prove beneficial in the long run but I'm hesitant to advocate taking out a loan for that reason. The only other reason I could recommend getting a home equity loan would be to pay for a home improvement project that could increase your home's value and could also make you feel better about your house.

For absolutely no reason would I ever advise anyone to take a home equity loan out to make a big ticket purchase. It simply doesn't make financial sense in the long run. As far as for medical reasons or family emergencies I would take that case by case to determine if it would be a smart decision.

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