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National home equity loan rates for Oct. 18, 2012

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  • 5.11% (line of credit)
  • 6.26% (loan)

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

The typical home equity loan fell 2 basis points to 6.26 percent. A basis point is one-hundredth of 1 percentage point.

The typical home equity line of credit, or HELOC, fell 1 basis point to 5.11 percent.

 

 

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