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Secured Homeowner Loans Can Be Taken For Almost Any Purpose

Jan 8, 2008
Secured homeowner loans can be taken out for virtually any purpose but thought has to be given if the reason is worth putting the roof over your head in danger. A secured loan means that you will put something of extreme value up against the loan and in the case of a homeowner loan this is your home. The majority of lenders will use your homes equity when it comes to deciding how much you are able to borrow, but it means that throughout the term of the loan your home could be repossessed.

The amount of equity that is in your home will be decided by subtracting what you have left outstanding on your mortgage from the value of your home. What is left is called the spare equity and is the amount that lenders will allow you to borrow. If you are willing to pay a higher rate of interest then some will allow you to borrow up to 125% of the spare equity.

In order to make a search and to ensure that you search the whole of the marketplace for the cheapest rates of interest you should go with a specialist website. By going with a specialist site you can enter the criteria for the loan and then get several quotes from some of the top UK lenders and then compare them. However just as important when it comes to comparing quotes are the key facts of the loan. The key facts should come with the quotes if you use a specialist site.

It is imperative that you read them because a loan can come with hidden costs. One cost which some lenders put in is an early repayment fee. This means that if you should be lucky enough to be able to pay up the loan earlier than expected you would have to payout a lump sum. The key facts will also give such information as how much you will have to repay in interest and the total amount the loan will cost. All of this information can go a long way to helping you decide which to go for.

Secured homeowner loans can be taken out by anyone but can be valuable to those who have been turned down for a loan due to a bad credit rating. They will also usually allow you to borrow more than with a personal loan and the repayments can be spread out over a longer term. You do have to take into account that the longer you take the loan out over the more interest you will pay on the loan, but the cheaper the monthly repayments will work out at. As the loan will be secured on your home some thought to protecting the repayments should be given. You have to remember that your circumstances could change and this means that if you lost your job you would still have to find the money to pay your loan. If you falter on the loan then your home is at risk of being repossessed.
About the Author
Jason Hulott is Business Development Director at Secured Loans service, PolarLoans. Visit Polar Loans now for more information about Homeowner and Secured Loans.
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