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Home Equity
Line of Credit

Put Your Home's Value to Work

A Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) from Bellwether provides you access to the equity you've built up in your home, whenever you need it. The line will be available to draw from for up to 10 years. Plus, you'll pay interest only on the amount you've used; that means if you don't use the line, you don't have any payments to make. And, as you pay down the line, your payments will adjust, and the funds become available to use again.

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Benefits of Using a Home Equity Line of Credit

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Here are a few more benefits of using a Home Equity Line of Credit:
  • Get money when you need it: A home equity line of credit functions like a credit card, allowing you to access money as it’s needed.

  • More money: With a Bellwether HELOC, you can borrow up to 100% of the value of your home (minus any existing mortgage balances).

  • Lower interest rate: HELOCs allow you to borrow money at a lower interest rate than many credit cards.

  • Low closing costs: HELOCs typically have low or no closing costs.

  • Tax deductible: Interest paid on your HELOC may be tax deductible, but be sure to check with your tax advisor to confirm.

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Home Equity Line of Credit Rate Table

Bellwether offers two different HELOC products; *Home Equity Line and **Home Equity Plus Line of Credit. Rates shown are for well-qualified borrowers. For each product, the Annual Percentage Rate (APR) is variable and will be based on your creditworthiness and ability to repay. Rates are variable, based on the Wall Street Journal Prime (as of 1/1/23, 7.50%), and are subject to change at any time. Each product has an annual fee of $50, which will be charged each anniversary month, and a $344 early termination fee may apply if the account is closed within three years from account opening. If your property is held in a trust, an upfront, non-refundable $175 trust review fee applies; otherwise, there are no origination/application fees. If you pay interest only, you still owe the amounts drawn, and your monthly payment will increase when the interest-only period ends. Homeowners insurance is required.

*Home Equity Line: Rates as low as Prime - 0.25%. Prime as of 1/1/23 was 7.50%. Homeowner's insurance is required. All loans subject to credit approval. Floor rate is dependent on creditworthiness.

**Home Equity Plus Line of Credit: Maximum 100% combined loan-to-value ratio. Rates are as low as Prime +2.50%. Prime as of 1/1/23 was 7.50%. The variable APR will not exceed 18%. Floor rate is dependent on creditworthiness.

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Effective Date: December 1, 2022
Account Type
% Financed
Annual Percentage Rate (APR) As Low As
Account Type
Home Equity Line
% Financed
Up to 85%
Annual Percentage Rate (APR) As Low As
As low as Prime - .25% (Variable)
Account Type
Home Equity Plus Line of Credit
% Financed
Up to 100%
Annual Percentage Rate (APR) As Low As
As low as Prime + 2.50% (Variable)

Bellwether offers two different HELOC products; *Home Equity Line and **Home Equity Plus Line of Credit. Rates shown are for well-qualified borrowers. For each product, the Annual Percentage Rate (APR) is variable and will be based on your creditworthiness and ability to repay. Rates are variable, based on the Wall Street Journal Prime (as of 1/1/23, 7.50%), and are subject to change at any time. Each product has an annual fee of $50, which will be charged each anniversary month, and a $344 early termination fee may apply if the account is closed within three years from account opening. If your property is held in a trust, an upfront, non-refundable $175 trust review fee applies; otherwise, there are no origination/application fees. If you pay interest only, you still owe the amounts drawn, and your monthly payment will increase when the interest-only period ends. Homeowners insurance is required.

*Home Equity Line: Rates as low as Prime - 0.25%. Prime as of 1/1/23 was 7.50%. Homeowner's insurance is required. All loans subject to credit approval. Floor rate is dependent on creditworthiness.

**Home Equity Plus Line of Credit: Maximum 100% combined loan-to-value ratio. Rates are as low as Prime +2.50%. Prime as of 1/1/23 was 7.50%. The variable APR will not exceed 18%. Floor rate is dependent on creditworthiness.

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If you are in more of a rush to finish your project, a Home Improvement Loan may be the better choice for you. With Bellwether's Home Improvement Loan, a type of unsecured personal loan specifically for home-related projects, you'll get your money the same day you apply! That way you can focus on your home emergency, home improvement, or home addition and not the stress on when you will receive your loan.

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HELOC FAQs

What’s the difference between a Home Equity Loan and a Home Equity Line of Credit?

A traditional home equity loan allows you to borrow a fixed amount of money in one lump sum, with a fixed interest rate, loan term, and monthly payment amount.

A HELOC is a revolving line of credit that allows you to borrow money as you need it, using your home as collateral.

How long does it take to get approved for a HELOC?

You may be able to get approved for a HELOC in New Hampshire in as little as 30 to 45 days.

How often does the interest rate change on a HELOC?

The interest rate on a HELOC can change at the beginning of each month based on the fluctuation of prime rates.

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