Skip to main content
  1. News
  2. Business & Finance
  3. Personal Finance

Will a home equity loan help debt problems?

See also

Equity loans are an option to consider when there are large debt troubles: medical needs, and children to put through college, remodeling work needed or want to invest in new property. Owning a home may seem like a great ticket to manage major money troubles as long as there are no further troubles that come along. It is imperative that property is not used as a quick fix for bad credit problems without changing money management behavior in the process. The equity is supposed to help support a need rather than leave a borrower in further trouble.

Home ownership is a large financial transaction. It may be the largest debt you will even own. Buying and selling is stressful and confusing to many newcomers. There are many positives that come out of investing in your future.

*Builds wealth

*Increases loan opportunities

*Supports credit strength

*Tax breaks

*Remodel according to personal taste

Monthly payments build wealth for the owner's personal financial portfolio. The installment loan boosts credit power as long as payments are well-managed. Even a credit challenged person has options to buy new home or use home equity to help when financial expectations are too overwhelming. Debt consolidation and home improvement loans are two opportunities in which equity loans do help. This process is not to be considered lightly. It is important that the borrower will be able to manage the new debt payment so as not to forfeit the home in the process. Home improvements won’t matter if the property is lost in the end.

Equity loans are attractive. The interest rate is typically lower than other loans and there are potential tax deductions as well. Credit challenged homeowners will have opportunities to get themselves out debt. Credit cards, payday advance, title loans and money owed to family and friends will no longer haunt the budget. One easy monthly payment seems like the perfect answer. It is a great answer as long as the credit challenges don’t return. Freeing up a budget through consolidation fixes debt figures not behaviors.

-If your debt was due to any type of addiction, it will only reinvent itself if the borrower does not seek personal help.

-Money set aside each month should be tucked in the savings account rather than freely spent elsewhere. An emergency savings account will keep money hiccups from becoming budget disasters.

-Job security helps maintain good money management. Build a savings worth six months of monthly expenses so on-time payments continue while looking for work.

-Invest the monthly savings. Build a retirement fund, put way for college tuition or plan a future vacation. Keep credit cards free of large purchases and limit potential credit failures.

Owning a home provides more than shelter. Like anything else, it must be taken care of to protect its value. Unless you know you have the income to support a large loan, take any remodeling loans out in smaller amounts. Do one room and pay off the loan before you move onto the next. Small loans, especially for credit challenged borrowers, make more financial sense. Make home equity loans a priority payoff so it will continue to strengthen your future financial needs.



  • Mt. Everest avalanche
    Disaster strikes Mt. Everest as at least 12 people were killed in an avalanche
    Watch Video
  • Most Earthlike planet discovered
    The Kepler telescope has discovered the most Earthlike, possibly habitable planet yet
    Space News
  • Easter crosses create debate
    Easter crosses spark a debate of separation of church and state in Ohio
  • Chelsea Clinton is preggers
    Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton is pregnant with her first child
  • Stanley Cup playoffs
    The battle for Lord Stanley's Cup is on, don't miss a minute of playoff action
  • Ukraine discussed amongst U.S., E.U., Russia
    The U.S., E.U. and Russia agree on ways to diffuse the tension in Ukraine
    Watch Video

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about and apply today!