Are HELOCS risky?


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Are HELOCS risky?

Today we are going to discuss whether or not HELOCS are risky. Here at The Cash Flow Company we have over 20+ years of experience in the business. This has allowed us to  help many investors to get correctly set up with HELOCs in order to move forward with their real estate investment goals. Remember, leverage is your best friend in real estate. A home equity line of credit can be some of the quickest, most flexible money available.

First and foremost, what Is a HELOC?

A HELOC is like a big line of credit based on the equity you have in a piece of real estate. You can think like a big credit card on a property.

If a property you own is worth more than the amount you owe on it, then you could be eligible for a HELOC. You can use this line of credit for anything you want.

This line of credit is typically in second position. It works similarly to a credit card in the sense that you can use it and pay it off over and over.

Next, where Do You Get a HELOC?

If you’re an investor, the number one place to look for a HELOC is credit unions. Next, is national banks. Those are the two best resources for HELOCs.

Finally, are HELOCs Risky?

Are they dangerous? Is there a big risk in taking out a HELOC? The answer is yes and no.

It’s the same as any other line of credit. If you use it wrong (for personal use, living life, etc.), the debt accumulates with no way to pay it off. This becomes a burden not only for your credit but also for your home.

However, used correctly, HELOCs are a low-risk, high-value tool. Use them for a real estate project, then pay them off right after your project sells or refinances.

Now is the time!

Get a HELOC today and achieve your real estate goals! Want a personalized list of the best HELOCs for you? We’ve reached out to hundreds of credit unions and banks to find the best, highest-LTV HELOCs on the market.

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You can also download this free checklist of questions to ask lenders to get the best deal on a HELOC.