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Lenders tend to deal with borrowers who have low credit score more if they want to get a home equity loan. The reason is that your home is used as collateral, so you are not so risky as a borrower. If you decide to obtain a home equity loan, you should follow the guidelines:

  • Revise your credit report for possible mistakes and determine the score you have.
  • Gather all financial documents proving the amount of equity you have ( learn what home equity is) and information about your income, etc. More equity you have, less interest rate you can find.
  • Apply for a loan. Compare the propositions from different lenders.
  • Make sure to choose the most beneficial loan. Consider not only the interest rate but also the other terms.

Remember that obtaining a home equity loan is a responsible step, as you may lose your house in case of missed payments or other terms violation. So, take your financial situation into consideration.

By the way, we have an article about how to restore your credit score and borrow money with bad credit.