Home Equity

Put the value of your house to work for you with loans, including two great home equity products from PSECU. You have the freedom to choose your loan amount and fixed or flexible rates.

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Fixed or variable interest rates

Cash now or when you need it

No application or appraisal fees

Want to use your home’s equity for home improvements, debt consolidation, college education, and more? With a home equity loan at PSECU, you can. You'll enjoy competitive rates, no application fees, an easy application process, and potential tax benefits.*
 
Find out more about our flexible options to get cash out of your home.


Home Equity Lines of Credit or Real Estate Equity Loan: Which Is Right for You?

We offer two ways to borrow from the equity in your home: Home Equity Lines of Credit (HELOC) and Real Estate Equity Loans. Equity is the difference between your home’s value and what you owe on any existing mortgage loan. 
 

What Is a Real Estate Equity Loan?

Real Estate Equity Loans are also called home equity loans. They have a fixed interest rate and fixed monthly payment. You receive the money you are borrowing in a lump sum payment upfront.
 
A Real Estate Equity Loan offers:
  • A fixed amount of funds in one lump sum
  • Fixed, unchanging rates
  • Predictable monthly payments
  • Five- and 10-year repayment terms

Ready to apply? Current members can start your application here. New members can join and start your application here.

 

What Is a HELOC?

With a Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC), you can draw money from the line of credit as needed during the draw period. You can make multiple withdrawals during this time, up to your maximum credit line. 
 
The draw period lasts five years. The repayment period gives you up to 20 years from the date of the last advance to repay the balance. 
 
Unlike a home equity loan, HELOCs have adjustable interest rates. Your payment is based on the outstanding balance each month.
 
A HELOC might be right if you:
  • Intend to borrow only the money that you need
  • Need flexible access to funds
  • Want to repay only what you borrow
  • Are looking for a variable rate
 
* Please consult a qualified tax advisor to determine if interest may be tax deductible.

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Why Choose a PSECU Real Estate Equity Loan?

A Real Estate Equity Loan lets you borrow a one-time, lump sum amount from your home’s equity. You can choose to fund a home improvement project, purchase additional property, pay college tuition, or consolidate other debt so you have one low rate and predictable monthly payments. 

With a Real Estate Equity Loan from PSECU, you can:

  • Borrow up to 90% of the appraised value, less any liens on the property being mortgaged. Real Estate Equity Loans have a minimum loan amount of $5,000. Existing PSECU equities may be refinanced for additional funds of $5,000 or more.
  • Secure a fixed interest rate based on the property’s loan-to-value ratio.
  • Use loan proceeds to purchase unimproved land. (A Real Estate Equity Loan can be used to purchase these properties, but a lien won’t be placed.)
  • Potentially borrow from equity in land, subject to restrictions. Please contact us for details and a paper application.

 

Why Choose a HELOC From PSECU?

Our low-rate HELOC provides flexible access to cash with minimal fees. Because you borrow as little or as much as you need from your line of credit, a HELOC is a great tool for financing your next home improvement project, paying for college, or even checking something off your bucket list.

A HELOC from PSECU offers:

  • Minimum line of credit amount of $5,000, with a minimum advance of $500
  • No application or appraisal fees
  • Ability to borrow up to 90% of the appraised value, less any liens on the property being mortgaged
  • Five-year advance (draw) period
  • 20-year repayment term (10-year repayment on rental properties) from the date of the last advance
  • Variable interest rate that offers affordable payments

Rates for PSECU Home Equity Loans

Valid as of 08/17/2018 1:59 AM EDT
Description APR*
5 Year Equity Loan-to-Value greater than 80% to 90.00% 4.615%
5 Year Equity Loan-to-Value up to 80% 4.115%
10 Year Equity Loan-to-Value greater than 80% to 90.00% 5.365%
10 Year Equity Loan-to-Value up to 80% 4.865%
Home Equity Line of Credit Loan-to-Value greater than 80% to 90.00% 5.50%
Home Equity Line of Credit Loan-to-Value up to 80% 5.00%

HOME EQUITY LINE OF CREDIT: The 5.00% variable APR applies for loan-to-value (LTV) up to 80%. For a LTV greater than 80% up to 90%, the variable rate is 5.50% APR. There is a five-year advance period with a twenty-year repayment term (ten-year repayment on rental properties) from the date of the last advance. The minimum line of credit amount is $5,000. The minimum advance amount is $500.The monthly payment may vary. The variable interest rate will be equal to the prime rate or prime rate plus .5% as published in the last issue of the Wall Street Journal on the last day before the most recent full calendar month. The maximum APR is 18%. The minimum APR is 3%.

REAL ESTATE EQUITY LOAN: The 4.115% fixed APR applies for a 60-month term and LTV up to 80%. For a LTV greater than 80% up to 90% the fixed APR is 4.615% for 60 months. The 4.865% fixed APR applies for a 120-month term and LTV up to 80%. For a LTV greater than 80% up to 90% the fixed APR is 5.365% for 120 months.

*APR denotes Annual Percentage Rate

FAQs About Real Estate Home Equity Loans & HELOCs

*PSECU representatives cannot give tax advice. Please consult your tax advisor.

HOME EQUITY LINE OF CREDIT: The 5.00% variable APR applies for loan-to-value (LTV) up to 80%. For a LTV greater than 80% up to 90%, the variable rate is 5.50% APR. There is a five-year advance period with a twenty-year repayment term (ten-year repayment on rental properties) from the date of the last advance. The minimum line of credit amount is $5,000. The minimum advance amount is $500.The monthly payment may vary. The variable interest rate will be equal to the prime rate or prime rate plus .5% as published in the last issue of the Wall Street Journal on the last day before the most recent full calendar month. The maximum APR is 18%. The minimum APR is 3%.

REAL ESTATE EQUITY LOAN: The 4.115% fixed APR applies for a 60-month term and LTV up to 80%. For a LTV greater than 80% up to 90%, the fixed APR is 4.615% for 60 months. The 4.865% fixed APR applies for a 120-month term and LTV up to 80%. For a LTV greater than 80% up to 90%, the fixed APR is 5.365% for 120 months.