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National home equity loan rates for Feb. 9, 2012

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Home Equity

  • 5.38% (line of credit)
  • 6.77% (loan)

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

The typical home equity loan rose 4 basis points to 6.77 percent. A basis point is one-hundredth of 1 percentage point. The typical home equity line of credit, or HELOC, fell 7 basis points to 5.38 percent.




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