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Is there a Big Event in Your Future?
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June 12, 2014 by BCCU Share on: Share on Facebook Share on Twitter

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Planned events, unexpected events…they can be covered with a Bellwether HELOC.

It might be your son or daughter's wedding. Or a home renovation for the new baby. Or maybe a once-in-a-lifetime cruise. Whatever the special event, you can make it happen with a Bellwether HELOC.

 

What is a HELOC?

HELOC stands for Home Equity Line Of Credit. A HELOC is money that's available to you based on the amount of equity you have in your home—meaning the difference between your mortgage balance and the value of your home.

 

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Precious little bundles sometimes need more room than you think.

 

Is a HELOC better than a personal loan?

A HELOC provides funds that you're able to access whenever you need it. You only pay interest on what you use. A personal loan is a set amount of money loaned to you, on which you make monthly interest and principal payments. One big difference is with a personal loan you're paying interest on the full amount, versus only paying interest on what you use when you have a HELOC. PLUS, sometimes HELOC can be tax-deductible—BONUS!

HELOCs are a great way to be prepared for unexpected expenses, or to prepare for a big event, without having to commit to a high monthly payment. As long as you pay the interest due, you can pay off the principal at your own pace.

Think a HELOC might work for you?

Our staff can discuss your needs and help you determine the best solution. Give us a call today at 1-866-996-9828 or get started online!



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