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What is a home equity loan?

For Mississippi residents like you who are struggling with debt, there are many different loans that you can look into. They all serve different purposes and have their own unique benefits and pitfalls.

One of the many types of loans is called a home equity loan. According to The Balance, home equity loans are secured by your house. What does this mean? Simply put, you're able to borrow the amount of money that's equivalent to the equity of your home, allowing large sums of money to be borrowed at once. Your home is used like collateral. Because of that, there is a possibility that you will lose it if you're not able to pay back the loan that you borrow.

However, there are many benefits as well. For example, these loans may be easier to get if you have less than perfect credit, because there's collateral available that the banks know they'll receive. The interest rate on home equity loans can also be lower than other types of loans, which is a huge bonus for many people. Payment plans can change depending on how much money was loaned and how you chose to receive that money. For example, lump sum payments will generally be paid back with a monthly payment schedule.

Home equity loans don't have to just be used for home-related things, either. You can use them to pay off college debts, medical bills, and other things. This makes them a very versatile loan, and one that you may benefit from looking into.

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