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I completely own my home---with no debts whatsoever, which

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I completely own my home---with no debts whatsoever, which is currently appraised at well over 200K.

I have a steady and very reliable income of over 50K per year.
Due to a bankruptcy in credit score is only 625
I now want to take out a Home-Equity-Loan for $22,000.00

My question(s)...
What are the "best case" terms I should at least attempt to get.?.?
What are the terms I should avoid--or if they're fees, reduce to what level.?.?
Thanks for your question and good evening.

Your credit here would be considered fair.The loan amount here is real small and the house is paid for.You should be looking at something like 3.50 apr or so interest rate.The fees here vary by lender so shop it.The site below here has comparative rates you may want to apply at more than one place and see what the best rate is you get.

I don't think you should have any problems here for this amount of funds given your house is pad for and steady income and at least fair credit rating.

Here are more lenders and rates, overall if you go shorter terms here say 10 years you can get it down to like 3.50.

I appreciate the chance to assist you tonight.Please let me know if you have more follow up.Thanks again.

Here are more rates here, the rate varies depending on the length of payback.Since this is a small amount you might be able to repay it quicker and cut your rate.


The number on the right here is the amount per month per thousand borrowed



48 Months3.987$22.57
60 Months3.988$18.41
120 Months5.120$10.66
180 Months5.841$8.34
240 Months6.492$7.45
360 Months7.123$6.73

As you can see here your credit score here is at least average so you should qualify for this small a loan without problems.And you have steady income.

It appears you have a low debt to asset ratio because house is paid off.All of this is good for you.


Another lender and rates.


Thanks again, good luck with the loan here.

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