home equity

National home equity loan rates for April 5, 2012

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Home Equity

  • 5.25% (line of credit)
  • 6.5% (loan)

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

The typical home equity loan fell 1 basis point to 6.5 percent. The typical home equity line of credit, or HELOC, rose 5 basis points to 5.25 percent. A basis point is one-hundredth of 1 percentage point.

 

 

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