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Cheaper Secured Homeowner Loans Can Be Found Online

Apr 3, 2008
Secured homeowner loans are a type of loan that can be taken by those who have a bad credit history and therefore find borrowing difficult. Your credit rating is the first thing that all lenders take into consideration when deciding if they will allow you to borrow. If yours is poor then your loan application will not be approved.

There are many benefits to taking out secured loans but there is a downside that has to be considered before going for this type of finance. The downside is that you will have to put up something of extreme value against the amount you are borrowing. This will be your home and as such you are at risk of losing it due to repossession if you do not keep up with the repayments.

This is the difference between an unsecured and secured loan, an unsecured loan does not require security and can be applied for by anyone. However the rates of interest on the unsecured are higher than the secured and you can borrow a larger amount of money with the secured than the unsecured.

Homeowner loans can be taken for just about any reason. One of the most popular choices for taking out a secured loan is for consolidating all of your existing debts together. By combining any existing credit card or loans together you will just have one creditor to pay and if you get a good rate of interest you can save money each month. This can be an excellent way of getting out of debt in a certain time frame. However when taking a consolidation loan you have to cut up credit cards and make sure you do not add onto your debt by borrowing more.

Of course there are many other reasons where secured homeowner loans should be given consideration. They could be used to pay for replacing such as the heating system in your home, buying a top of the range brand new car or making home improvements. Whatever the reason, you have to decide if it is worth the risk of losing your home if you cannot keep up with the repayments. You also need to take into account that your circumstances could change in the future if you were to become unemployed of become sick.

The amount that the lender will allow you to borrow when taking out a homeowner loan will be based on how much spare equity you have in your home. The majority of lenders will allow you to borrow up to 100% of this value. However you can sometimes get a lender who is willing to advance you up to 125% of this value. This will of course depend on circumstances such as your credit rating and your ability in the lenders eyes to be able to repay the loan. The spare equity is worked out be deducting the amount that is left outstanding on the mortgage from the total value in your home.

All secured homeowner loans will have terms and conditions which must be checked and compared when looking for the best deal. By going with a specialist website and allowing them to search for loans on your behalf with the whole of the marketplace, all quotes should come with key facts. The key facts will tell you the APR of the loan, the total amount you will repay and make you aware of any additional fees, such as an early repayment fee.
About the Author
Louis Rix is Director of Netloans Ltd, a leading Secured Loan Broker for UK Homeowners offering a secured loan service and homeowner loans for any purpose, ensuring that their customers get the best loan deal.
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