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What kind of loan for my situation????

Need some help, not very knowledgable with different loan types. my family has been in current home for 4 years. Bought for $184,000 I still have 175,000 left on loan at 6% interest rate. I don’t know exactly what my credit score is but I know its over 750.

We are looking to expand our family so finishing the 600 square foot basement is a must. Whats the best loan option for me???? Refinance, Home Equity or Home Equity line of credit. I need at least 10,000 to finish the basement as close as I can figure. Would like to stay in the house for another 8 years or so but if none of these are going to work out then I will be selling it for a bigger house. If it helps I have no credit card debt, just the mortgage and 2 car payments. I have student loans as well.

Any advise would be great

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4 Responses to "What kind of loan for my situation????"

  1. s and d e says:
    you aren’t debt free so i would be nervous about getting another loan. if you’re looking to expand your family then you have a few months to work on it so i would pay cash to finish, do the work myself and just take my time finishing it.
  2. shamieya says:
    The home equity line of credit would allow you to spend as needed and have small minimum payments. I would choose that.
  3. burnzz says:
    two options. Either a cash-out Refinance or a Home equity Line of Credit.

    Cash-out Refi: You will refi your current mortgage and pull additional money out to pay for your remodel. More costly because of closing costs but you can get great rates today.

    HELOC: Generally little or no fees but comes with an adjustable interest rate. Usually tied to “Prime Rate”. HELOC rates usually 1-2% higher than a normal mortgage rate.

    In your case, I vote for a HELOC because to refi your current mortgage will cost you about 3% of the loan balance. I will ballpark that cost around $5,000 for closing costs. You said you needed about $10,000 to finish the basement. You will pay a higher interest rate on the HELOC but won’t be anywhere near expensive as the closing costs of refi’ing your current mortgage.

  4. Franco says:
    Work and save hard and pay off all your debts besides the mortgage. Then remortgage for a higher amount.

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