If you own a home and have a mortgage, then you are bound to have some equity, especially if you have been paying off this mortgage for a few years or more. With this equity, you can use it for any number of projects: remodeling your kitchen, adding rooms to your home, paying for college, and paying off debt are just some of the many things people use their equity for. If you want to borrow money against the equity on your home, this is called a home equity loan.
Home equity is fast becoming one of the most popular ways for people to borrow as much as $100,000 and still be able to deduct the interest they have on a loan when filing one’s taxes. This makes funding home improvement projects or paying for some major purchases or investments that much easier. The following includes some basic information about home equity so that you know a loan leveraged against this is right for you and for what you can use such a loan.