HELOCs: What you need to know


A HELOC (Home Equity Line of Credit) uses the available equity in your home to fund larger expenses. The money from a HELOC can be used for just about anything, including home improvements, dream vacations, and education expenses. Denver Community Credit Union's HELOC product has a 10 year draw period, meaning you can have your HELOC open for 10 years and pull money from your line of credit. What makes the HELOC a great option for many is that you only take out as much as you need, when you need it, and only pay interest on the balance that you owe. (See details at the bottom of this page.)

How it works

HELOC interest rates are tied to Prime, as published by the Wall Street Journal. Prime can change, therefore the interest rate on your HELOC can change as well. The limit of your HELOC is determined by various factors including the amount of available equity in your home. Equity is a formula that takes the value of your home minus any liens on the property such as a first mortgage loan and/or a second mortgage loan. The remaining balance would be how much equity is left on the home. For example, if you have a home that is worth $100,000, and your mortgage is $70,000, you would have $30,000 in equity in your home.


If you think a HELOC may be a good option for you to reach further for your dreams, please contact us at 303-573-1170. You can also apply online here.

* All products are subject to credit and property approval. Rates and terms are subject to change without notice. Certain restrictions and limitations may apply. Home equity loans must be secured by your owner-occupied residence. Loan-to-value (LTV) of 85% or less, depending on market. Property insurance is required. The rate is indexed to prime plus or minus a predetermined margin and is subject to change quarterly. The floor interest rate is 5.00% APR. (APR = Annual Percentage Rate). All application requests are subject to credit approval. For specific tax advice, please consult a qualified tax professional. Home Equity Lines of Credit are offered through Denver Community Credit Union.

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