Posts Tagged ‘HELOC and 2nd mortgage’

Difference Between a HELOC and Second Mortgage

February 22nd, 2013 by Jarad

Question:  I live in New Jersey and have a 1st mortgage with GMAC and a HELOC secured by the property. My home is underwater. At present the 1st is covered, the HELOC is not, and it’s about $191,000.

Difference between heloc and 2nd mortgageThe HELOC people have proposed reducing my interest rate from 6.25% to 4% which reduces my payment from about $1,017/mo to about $632/month. Seems like I should sign up, right?

Except I believe they want to convert the HELOC into a loan. So, the question is, does it matter for deficiency purposes whether I maintain the HELOC, or switch into a secured 2nd?

Please advise. […read more]

Ask The Expert?

Have a question that hasn't been answered? Ask us a question by clicking here.

Search Blog

Featured Product

foreclosure home study course
"The Investors Complete Foreclosure Home Study Course - Only $47"

Discover a Proven System for Buying Real Estate Foreclosures 30%, 40%, and 50% Below Market Value. Generate Huge Returns Using This Step-by-Step Foreclosure System.

Learn More - Click Here

Build Your Wealth

See our investment properties

Looking for Great Returns and Positive Cashflow? Build your wealth by investing in real estate.

Check out our inventory! »

Free Foreclosure Reports

Affiliate Disclosure

We review products from time to time and receive compensation from the companies whose products we review. We review each product thoroughly and give high marks to only the very best. We are independently owned and the opinions expressed here are our own...

Comodo SSL