An annual charge for having the line of credit available. Charged regardless of whether or not the line is used.
The cost of credit on a yearly basis expressed as a percentage.
Fees that are paid upon application. May include charges for property appraisal and a credit report.
A lump-sum payment that may be required when the plan ends.
A limit on how much the variable interest rate may increase during the life of the plan.
Fees paid at closing, including attorney fees, fees for preparing and filing a mortgage, fees for title search, taxes, and insurance.
The maximum amount that may be borrowed under the home equity plan.
The difference between the fair market value (appraised value) of the home and the outstanding mortgage balance.
Published rate that serves as a base for the interest rate charged on a home equity line and also as the base for rate changes used by the lender.
The periodic charge, expressed as a percentage, for use of credit.
The number of percentage points the lender adds to the index rate to determine the annual percentage rate.
The minimum amount that you must pay (usually monthly) on your account. Under some plans, the minimum payment may cover interest only; under others, it may include both principal and interest.
One point is equal to 1 percent of the amount of the credit line. Points must usually be paid at closing and are in addition to monthly interest.
An interest that a lender takes in the borrower's property to ensure repayment of a debt.
A fee charged each time you draw on your credit limit.
An interest rate that changes periodically in relation to an index. Payments may increase or decrease accordingly.