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home equity loan UK US noun [C] FINANCE, PROPERTY
a loan that uses your home equity as a guarantee that the money you borrow will be paid back: »

We purchased a fixed-rate home equity loan with a regular payback period.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • home equity loan — see loan Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. home equity loan n …   Law dictionary

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  • home equity loan — noun a loan secured by equity value in the borrower s home • Syn: ↑home loan, ↑home equity credit, ↑equity credit line • Hypernyms: ↑consumer credit, ↑loan …   Useful english dictionary

  • Home equity — is the value of a homeowner s unencumbered interest in their property, i.e. the difference between the home s fair market value and the unpaid balance of the mortgage and any outstanding debt over the home. Equity increases as the mortgage is… …   Wikipedia

  • home equity line — n: home equity loan at loan Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • home equity line of credit — home equity line of credit: home equity loan at loan Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • equity loan — n: home equity loan at loan Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • home equity — The current market value of a house minus how much is owed on it. A home equity loan borrows against this amount. Category: Real Estate & Rental Property → Homeowners Nolo’s Plain English Law Dictionary. Gerald N. Hill, Kathleen Thompson Hill.… …   Law dictionary

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