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Old 11-07-2006, 12:14 PM   #1
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I am currently carrying a HELOC of $90,000.00 at 8%. Could someone on this board please give me a recommendation to find a "better" deal than 8%. I have seen many as low as 7.55% but not sure if it's worth the trouble because it could just be an introductory rate.

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I saw prime - 1% with Banknorth. May have expired within the week ... not sure.
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What is your CLTV? Good FICO score? If you are under 70% there are deals for prime minus 1/2% (maybe even lower).
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Re: Home Equity Line of Credit.. best deals??

This can get tricky unless you look closely at APR to normalize discounts. Must also consider index, margin, frequency of adjustments and caps. Prime -1% seems to easy to find around here which is 7.0, I think. The best I've seen around here is PenFed Realty (Pentagon Federal CU) which is 5.99 APR/20yrs/ 80% CLVT/ 400k max...........I cant recall if its fixed or variable
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thanksjzazz, i will check it out

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jazz, i checked penfed out. it's not really a better deal... 7.75% heloc.

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jazz, i checked penfed out. it's not really a better deal... 7.75% heloc.

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Are you a Schwab client? They are offering cut rates for their brokerage/bank customers.
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thanks brewer, i will check it out. yes i am a member of schwab account.


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Sorry for the false alarm. I think 5.99 is the loan option, not the LOC.........still pretty good! If my CU will match that rate, I may switch over from LOC to loan.

Oh....how about DiTech?
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