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Home Equity Loans and Lines of Credit

Borrow up to 90% of your home's value to:

  • Make home improvements
  • Consolidate debt
  • Finance a large purchase

Apply now Check application status

Here's what you'll need

Home Equity Loans and Lines of Credit

Borrow up to 90% of your home's value to:

  • Make home improvements
  • Consolidate debt
  • Finance a large purchase

Apply now Check application status

Here's what you'll need

What is home equity?

It's the current value of your home minus your mortgage balance.

Home Equity Loan

At a glance
7.83% - 10.08%
Annual Percentage Rate (APR) The cost of the loan, including interest and fees.
90%
Max loan-to-value The highest percentage of the collateral's value that can be financed.
$500,000
Max amount The highest loan amount available.
Up to 20 years
Payment period The length of time allotted to repay the loan.

Home Equity Loan

A Home Equity Loan lets you borrow a lump-sumA large single payment that cannot be broken up into installments. amount of money determined by the equity you have in your home. Benefits include set monthly payments and a fixed interest rate.

How can you use a home equity loan? Use your loan however you choose. Common uses include remodeling and home improvements, debt consolidations, education expenses, wedding celebrations, vehicle purchases and more.

  • No early repayment fees
  • Fixed rates*
  • Fixed monthly payments

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* View assumptions

Home Equity Loan

A Home Equity Loan lets you borrow a lump-sumA large single payment that cannot be broken up into installments. amount of money determined by the equity you have in your home. Benefits include set monthly payments and a fixed interest rate.

How can you use a home equity loan? Use your loan however you choose. Common uses include remodeling and home improvements, debt consolidations, education expenses, wedding celebrations, vehicle purchases and more.

  • No early repayment fees
  • Fixed rates*
  • Fixed monthly payments

Apply nowCompare products

Here's what you'll need

* View assumptions

At a glance
7.83% - 10.08%
Annual Percentage Rate (APR) The cost of the loan, including interest and fees.
90%
Max loan-to-value The highest percentage of the collateral's value that can be financed.
$500,000
Max amount The highest loan amount available.
Up to 20 years
Payment period The length of time allotted to repay the loan.

Home Equity Line of Credit

At a glance
8.24% - 11.25%
Annual Percentage Rate (APR) The cost of the loan, including interest and fees.
90%
Max loan-to-value The highest percentage of the collateral's value that can be financed.
$500,000
Max amount The highest loan amount available.
10-year draw period with 20-year repayment
Payment period The length of time allotted to repay the loan.

Home Equity Line of Credit

A Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) is a revolving line of credit secured by the amount of equity you have in your home. Think of it like a credit card with a limit determined by your home’s equity (typically with a much lower rate than a credit card). There is no interest or repayment on unused funds.

  • Access to line of credit for up to 10 years**
  • 20-year repayment period
  • Variable rates
  • Flexibility to cover for unexpected expenses

Apply nowCompare products

Here's what you'll need

** Conditions apply

Home Equity Line of Credit

A Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) is a revolving line of credit secured by the amount of equity you have in your home. Think of it like a credit card with a limit determined by your home’s equity (typically with a much lower rate than a credit card). There is no interest or repayment on unused funds.

  • Access to line of credit for up to 10 years**
  • 20-year repayment period
  • Variable rates
  • Flexibility to cover for unexpected expenses

Apply nowCompare products

Here's what you'll need

** Conditions apply

At a glance
8.24% - 11.25%
Annual Percentage Rate (APR) The cost of the loan, including interest and fees.
90%
Max loan-to-value The highest percentage of the collateral's value that can be financed.
$500,000
Max amount The highest loan amount available.
10-year draw period with 20-year repayment
Payment period The length of time allotted to repay the loan.

Home Equity Calculator

How much equity do you have in your home?

Find out how much you're eligible to borrow.

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What is your home currently worth?

This is the appraised value of your home.

$
Enter in a dollar amount between $0 and $9,999,999

What is your current mortgage balance?

This includes your first mortgage, and if applicable, the balance of any additional mortgages.

$
Enter in a dollar amount between $0 and $9,999,999

Mortgage information

Current appraised value of your home
Enter a dollar amount
Total of all outstanding mortgage balances
Enter a dollar amount

WSECU has a maximum loan-to-value (LTV) of 90%.

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The percentage of your home's value that is available to borrow.
Enter in a percentage

Home equity breakdown

The maximum home equity loan that WSECU will grant is $500,000.

It appears you may not have any equity available. Another option is a personal line of credit.

When using the calculator, please remember the dollar amounts displayed aren’t guaranteed, and what you actually pay may be different. The estimates you receive are for illustrative and educational purposes only. The results of any loan calculator are not intended to be and should not be considered a decision of, or a commitment to, the loan type or amount for which you may qualify.

FAQ

We finance up to 90% of your home’s value (90% loan-to-value ratio). Loans are subject to credit approval, underwriting guidelines and property occupancy.

A Home Equity Loan is distributed in a lump sum, while a Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) works similar to a credit card. With a HELOC, you can access funds as needed for 10 years, paying interest only on what you use. A Home Equity Loan has a fixed interest rate and is helpful when you know exactly how much money you need. A HELOC gives you more flexibility to use funds when and if needed but has a variable interest rate.

There are typically no fees on our equity loans unless you request a full appraisal or we need to close through an escrow office to clear up an outstanding lien. All loan requests over $400,000 require a full appraisal at your cost.

There are several factors that go into determining the loan amount that we can offer. We look at available equity in your home, credit score and credit history, and debt to income ratios (monthly income versus monthly financial obligations such as your mortgage, loans or credit card payments).

Fixed-rate home equity loans are great if you want a locked-in rate and know exactly how much you want to borrow. If you prefer to make a set monthly payment and want to pay off your loan in a specific amount of time, a fixed-rate home equity loan may be a good choice. A variable-rate HELOC is great when you don’t know how much you’ll need to borrow, need access to the funds over a long period of time, or to have available for any emergencies that arise.

After you apply, we will determine the value of your home using our automated valuation model. We can lend up to 90% of your combined loan-to-value (if certain qualifications are met.) We calculate your loan-to-value ratio by taking into account the value of your home, how much you owe on your first mortgage, and how much you are looking to borrow with this new loan. If you think your home is worth more, you are welcome to request a full appraisal at your cost. The appraisal fee can be paid with loan proceeds.

It typically takes two to four weeks, depending on the type of loan and its complexity. Loan applications that require a full appraisal or outside escrow (to pay off existing liens) will require additional processing time.

Properties must be located in Washington, Oregon or Idaho.

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What our members are saying

What our members are saying

"The Home Equity team was great! They explained to me the plan, helped me get the information I needed and were always in contact with me through the whole process. At the branch, the staff were clear and we both understood what we were signing. I have been banking with WSECU for many years and appreciate their business."
Lisa
WSECU Member

What our members are saying

"I am so pleased and grateful for the wonderful help that I received. Getting the home equity loan was so fast and easy and gave me immediate peace of mind that I could get these home repair things taken care of promptly."
Marie
WSECU Member

What our members are saying

“[The WSECU representative] was an absolute wonder to work with! She kept me fully informed every step of the way, answered questions knowledgeably, explained in detail the information she needed and made the whole application through funding of our home equity loan a very easy, stress-free process!”
Mano
WSECU Member

What our members are saying

“We really appreciated the help from [the WSECU representative]. The whole home equity loan process could not have gone better!”
Karen
WSECU Member

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