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Federal interest rate hikes affecting homeowners, new TD bank study finds interest rates #1 most important influencing factor in choice of HELOCs
chery hill, n.j., 3 april 2017 /prNewswire/ -- Although the Fed's recent interest rate has signaled fresh faith in our economies and labour markets, many home owners and heloc borrows are challenging how this will affect their lending. A recent study by TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®, found that both actual and prospective borrower interest rates are at the top of their list as a key borrowing driver.
Of the 1,350 home owners nationwide interviewed for TD Bank's second yearly Home Equity Sentiment Index at the beginning of March, almost half (46 percent) said that interest rates were the most important element in closing a HELOC. "While the interest hike may unsettle some HELOC borrower, they should keep in minds that an interest hike of . 25% will have a minimum impact on their ability to make payments monthly," said Mike Kinane, general manager, Home Equity Products, TD Bank.
"But if a borrower is busy with possible interest rates hikes, he should consult his creditor to find out more about HELOC characteristics, such as the conversion of all or part of the account balances into a fixer. "Here you will find an outline of the results of the Home Equity Sentiment Index Survey 2017:
Whereas MD (45 percent) want to refurbish their home in order to raise its overall value, Gen-Xers and Baby Boomers are renovating primarily to make their home or a particular room more "up-to-date" (40 and 38 per cent, respectively). "Even though most borrower decide to use their homes to refurbish their homes, they should keep in mind that this cash can be used for almost anything, even the payment of students' credits or the purchase of a car," Kinane said.
"There' s also a misunderstanding that a HELOC works like other credits, but it really is a line of credit. What is it? Consumers have full autonomy over when and how much they want to withdraw, and they only pay for the part they actually consume, which gives them greater autonomy over interest costs.
" "It' s heartening that so many individuals - especially the younger generations - are taking the benefits of increasing their capital with a HELOC, but at the same moment it is amazing that many HELOC practitioners are lacking trust in their understanding of its use," Kinane said. "Creditors can respond to queries, disperse and clarify HELOC legends to help establish borrower trust.
" HELOC was carried out by the research group Maru/Matchbox. The interviewees consisted of a domestically representing random group of 1,356 US house owners with an accuracy rate of +/- 2.7 per cent. Interventions were concluded from 3 to 9 March 2017. The MARU/Matchbox is a professionally run service provider committed to the improvement of its clients' bottom line.
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