Why is a Credit Union of Texas Home Equity Line of Credit the best?
Lock in with current HELOC rates today & borrow funds any time you like to make your house nicer, your family happier or your life better.
- Competitive rates, with fixed and variable rate options
- Available funds are tied to the equity you have in your home
- Pay interest only on the funds you've actually used
- CUTX works fast to get you through the application & approval process
- No closing costs on loans up to $400,000*
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A popular use of HELOC funds is repairing or renovating a house, or adding special features like a swimming pool or landscaping.
With their low rates, HELOCs can be a more cost-effective way to cover tuition costs than regular college loans.
Get your debt situation under control. You might save a bundle by paying off higher-interest loans with a lower-interest HELOC.
Work with loan specialist who can explain the details of a HELOC and help you with the application process.
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Why get a HELOC?
With many other lending options available, what could make a HELOC the right choice for you?
How do HELOCs work?
This popular lending option is an easy choice for many borrowers once they understand the benefits.
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Can you renew a HELOC?
Must all good things come to an end? Read about your options when your HELOC draw period is closing.
General HELOC FAQs
- If you're a CUTX member, log in to online banking and make a payment with a funds transfer.
- If you're not a member, use your financial institution to pay via Bill Pay.
- Make a payment through the payment system.
- Pay over phone: Call 972-263-9497, choose option 4 for Member Services ($15 Service Fee is applied to phone payments)
- Make an automated payment through Telephone Teller: Call 972-263-9497, choose option 1
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Our Home Equity Lines of Credit have much lower interest rates than other types of credit, such as credit cards or unsecured personal loans. They have fixed monthly payments which can be very low, with payment terms of up to 30 years.* Plus, there's no prepayment penalties.
If you use your funds to pay for home improvements, your interest payments may be tax-deductible. Make sure you discuss this with your tax advisor to get complete details.
Aside from the list of guidelines and restrictions set by the state of Texas, there are few disadvantages to home equity lines of credit. Borrowers that do not qualify for a home equity line of credit may still have other loan options available to them.
Some borrowers do not feel comfortable taking out a new line of credit against their home once they've already paid it down. But as long as you intend to repay the loan in full, there's nothing wrong with using a home equity line of credit to get a lower interest rate.
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*Fixed rate home equity line of credit: Loan has a draw period of 10 years, followed by a repayment period. Interest only payments during the 10-year draw period and will be re-amortized at the time the repayment period begins. If interest only payments are made during the draw period, the loan balance will not decrease.
Variable rate home equity line of credit: Credit Union of Texas offers a variable Annual Percentage Rate (APR) based on the Prime Rate as published in the Money Rates section of The Wall Street Journal (the “Index”) plus a margin based on creditworthiness and credit limit. As of May 4, 2023, the index value is 8.25% . The floor APR will be 3.00%. An increase in the Index will result in an increase in the periodic rate which, in turn, will result in higher payments. In no event, will the APR increase by more than 18% or the maximum rate allowed by applicable law.
The minimum advance during the draw period is $4,000. No closing costs on loans up to $400,000. If, however, an appraisal or a policy of title insurance is required, applicant is responsible for those costs. Property insurance is required, including flood insurance where applicable. Texas homestead properties are limited to 80% combined loan to fair market value for home equity financing. All loans are subject to credit approval and Credit Union of Texas lending policies. Other restrictions may apply. In Texas, there is a 12-day cooling off period on all HELOCs. There is also a three-day right of rescission after closing before the funds may be disbursed. Actual time of funding may differ depending on appraisal, title and other underwriting requirements. This is a limited time offer and is subject to change at any time without notice. The account is subject to application, credit qualification, and income verification; additional evaluation and verification criteria may apply. CUTX home loan programs are only available in Texas. Credit Union of Texas NMLS #576560. Membership required.