home equity

National home equity loan rates for Jan. 5, 2012

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Home Equity

  • 5.52% (line of credit)
  • 6.74% (loan)

Rates on loans backed by home equity were mixed in Bankrate's weekly survey.

The typical home equity loan fell 3 basis points to 6.74 percent. A basis point is one-hundredth of 1 percentage point. The typical home equity line of credit, or HELOC, rose 1 basis point to 5.52 percent.

 

 

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