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By: Garret Belisle
The pros and cons, the technical jargon thats involved with it all...or we can keep it friendly. Okay here we go.

The pros and cons of a second mortgage. Well really this is between you and your significant other and your bank account, however it does have a few advantages which we will cover as we go along. First of all using your home to borrow money has alot of advantages, gotta love equity. It wasn't that long ago when there was tight rules and caps on borrowing this way. Not to mention the circumstances had to be approved. Believe it or not at one time (as many of you may remember) going into the bank in your Sunday best and asking about a second mortgage was quite literally considered by many to mean you were in dire financial trouble. 'Tis true.

Nowadays, this process of getting a second mortgage or a home equity loan is alot less complicated and there are a huge selection of loans available to you. Side bar : the more people applying, the more competition grows with bank and loan corporations which can some times result in your rate actually being below prime. Another great thing is that you can even take your homes worth and turn it into a line of credit. Which is nice because you now have a better credit rating and peace of mind. Don't go overboard, always take a loof at your future financial obligations first. You do not want the repo man knockin at your door.

As always see a professional you know and trust, look around and see what is available to you. You have a wide range of options available to you.


By the way if you are looking at buying a home for the first time you can find several useful articles listed over at, a great resource to give you some tips and tricks, and be sure to read the ever popular post "How to Buy a Home with No Down Payment",

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Garret Belisle is the author of a blog designed to help you on your way to home ownership, and some helpful tricks on down payments and credit repair. You can view the site here at Be sure to check out for the latest information on the firefox browser.

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