Home equity lines of credit, or HELOCs, are a popular borrowing choice for homeowners–and the fixed-rate HELOC is no exception. While most HELOCs are variable-rate loans, the fixed-rate HELOC option is becoming more common.
Today we are sharing the performance data for the Prosper Portfolio for September 2019. The Prosper Performance Updates are designed to help our investor community better understand performance trends and to provide important insights into the trends we are seeing and the information needed to invest through the Prosper platform.
A home equity line of credit, or HELOC, is a great option for many homeowners. You can use a HELOC to fund a home renovation, finance a large purchase, or consolidate debt. Like any type of loan, it’s important to know the pros and cons of a HELOC and figure out if it’s the best fit for your needs. We’ve answered some of the most common questions about home equity lines of credit here.
The Federal Reserve (Fed) lowered its benchmark interest rate by a quarter point in late July 2019 and again in September to a current range of 1.75 to 2 percent. This was headline news because these were the first cuts to the federal funds rate since the 2008-09 recession.
But is it news for your budget? Will you see a corresponding
drop in the interest rate you pay on your loans? That depends.
Today we are sharing performance data from the Prosper Portfolio for August 2019. The Prosper Performance Updates are designed to help our investor community better understand performance trends and to provide important insights into the trends we are seeing and the information needed to invest through the Prosper platform.
Most of us, at one point or another, have imagined updating our kitchen or bathroom but might not have recognized that we had the opportunity to realize our “pipe dream” with a home equity line of credit or loan. Here’s the deal: If you’re like most U.S. homeowners, you could be sitting on a sizable nest-egg without even knowing it. In fact, the average American with a mortgage now has more than $100,000 in home equity.