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A Homeowner Consolidation Loan Could Ease Financial Difficulties

Dec 28, 2007
If you have loan, store and credit cards etc and your monthly repayments are getting on top of you then you should consider taking out a homeowner consolidation loan to combine all your existing payments together and end up paying just one lower repayment each month.

Great care has to be taken when considering a homeowner consolidation loan to make sure that in the long run you are not going to be worse off. To do this you will have to take into account how long any existing loans have left to run compared to how long you are thinking of taking out the consolidation loan for. Even a lower rate of interest on the new loan could end up costing more if existing loans have only a year or so to run.

Providing you have worked out that you would be better off by combining your existing loans and credit cards, then going with a specialist website and allowing them to compare homeowner consolidation loans on your behalf will get you the cheapest. A specialist will know where to look when it comes to finding the cheapest rates of interest based on the amount you wish to borrow. Along with this they should gather together the key facts; the key facts are where you can find all the information relating to the loan including any additional fees that could be added onto the cost of the loan.

When thinking of taking out a homeowner consolidation loan you have to remember that your home will be at risk for the length of time you are taking out the loan. Therefore you have to be sure that you will able to continue repaying the loan otherwise you risk losing the roof over your head if you were to get behind on the repayments.

The amount of money that you are able to borrow for a homeowner consolidation loan will all depend on the equity that you have in your home. Lenders define the equity as being what is left after you have taken off the amount that is outstanding on your mortgage from the value of your home. While the majority of lenders will allow you to borrow up to this amount, some will offer 125% of this value but you can expect the interest rates to be higher.

The beauty of the homeowner consolidation loan is that providing you have worked out you would be better off and have taken out the loan within a realistic timeframe when it comes to repaying; it is an excellent way of making a fresh start if your monthly repayments have got out of control. You only have to make one repayment each month to one creditor which means no more missed payments, plus if you have got a low rate of interest you should have shaved a little off the monthly repayment which means you have a little money left over each month. Of course you will have had to work out the correct ratio between the length of time you take the loan out over and the monthly repayments.
About the Author
Louis Rix is Director of Netloans Ltd, a leading Secured Loan Broker for UK Homeowners offering homeowner loans and Secured Homeowner Loans for any purpose, ensuring that their customers get the best homeowner loan deal.
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