A Home Equity Line of Credit
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Access the equity you have invested in your home for the big purchases in your life.

Open a line of credit with the equity you have invested in your home! Use the account for house projects, college tuition payments, debt consolidation, vacation, and more! You’ll be able to access your HELOC easily with your CMCU checking account and internet banking or the mobile app. Work with a Personal Banker to determine the perfect amount of credit you can utilize. Plus, you may even qualify for no closing costs!
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What's so special about our Home Equity Line of Credit?

A HELOC is a line of credit that is backed by the equity you have already invested in your house. So, if you have $100,000 paid off in your mortgage, you already have equity totaling $100,000!

Many people use a HELOC for home improvement projects or remodeling their house. But did you know you can use your HELOC for any large purchases? This means you can utilize your HELOC for tuition payments, buying a car, consolidating debt or a much-needed vacation!

You may qualify for a “No Closing Cost” HELOC! Talk to your personal banker today to see if you qualify.
CMCU will pay the closing costs except when an appraisal and full title commitment are required. If appraisal or full title commitment is required, the costs would be member’s expense. The typical cost of these services is $50-$1,500.
Your HELOC is competitively priced and is subject to change quarterly in accordance with the Wall Street Journal Prime Rate at a specified margin**. Talk to a CMCU representative about current rates.
Withdraw funds from your line of credit for 10 years while making monthly payments; the following 10 year period you pay back the remainder of the amount you withdrew. Your HELOC acts like a revolving line of credit. So, you can continue to use the line of credit over and over while making payments during the first 10-year draw period. You make payments and pay interest only on the amount that you spend.
Each withdrawal is amortized over the remaining life of the loan, draw and repayment period. You may make additional payments to pay down the balance faster.
$40 per year (1st year fee is waived). You can use this line of credit over and over during the draw period.
Access your HELOC by transferring money from your HELOC into your CMCU checking account. Then withdraw funds from your checking as normal with your debit card or paper checks for any expense you may need. Access your funds 24/7 with internet banking or mobile banking.
With a CMCU HELOC, you can use only the amount you need, when you need it. If you are using money for home improvements, your home’s equity value may increase while using the house equity to pay for it!
This can be a good option to consolidate debt as the interest rates are typically lower than credit cards and personal loans. You may be able to lower your interest payments saving you more money over time.

Apply

You can apply for a Home Equity Line of Credit Line online.
After we receive your application, we will contact you if any additional information is needed.
Next, we will send you your estimate in the mail or as an electronic document.

Underwriting

A loan underwriter will review your financial profile.
If approved, you will receive a written commitment of the terms and conditions and we will begin processing your line of credit.
Processing may include: the verification of your financial information, collection of documents to satisfy conditions of the commitment, or a review of the appraisal of the property.

Closing

The closing is a meeting with you, the lender and anyone else needed to finalize the transaction.
At closing, paperwork will be signed and your line of credit will be set up on your CMCU account.
You must close your line of credit at a CMCU location of your choice.

Start Using your HELOC

Prepare yourself for a breath of fresh air. After your HELOC is approved, you can start accessing your new account!
To access your funds, just transfer the money from your HELOC into your CMCU checking account with your online banking or mobile app account.

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Eligibility and Application

Great question! Our members can qualify for membership very easily. You will just need to work, worship, go to school, or volunteer in one of the 18 counties of our field of membership. So, when you open your account with us, you will open a one-time $5.00 “Share” account which makes you a member of CMCU and an equal owner of our credit union. And if you ever decide to close your account, you will receive your $5 deposit back. You can learn more here.
After we receive your application, we evaluate several criteria such as your credit history, employment, income and the requested borrow amount. We will also look at your loan-to-value ratio which is the relationship between your remaining mortgage loan balance and the value of your home. Our friendly and knowledgeable personal bankers will help walk you through the whole process to ensure you are comfortable with the terms of your home equity line of credit.
The credit limit you receive will depend on the amount of equity in your home, your credit history, your property location and your loan-to-value ratio (LTV). This is the relationship between your current mortgage loan balance and the value of your home. You may be eligible to borrow up to 80% of the property's value if you meet CMCU requirements.

 

Accessing Your Line of Credit

After the "right of rescission" period (three business days) have passed, you will be able to access your line of credit. Your personal banker can help you with any questions you may have about accessing your line of credit.
You can advance the funds through several methods:Internet Banking, Mobile App or over the Phone. Transfer funds from your HELOC account into your CMCU checking account. Then make payments as normal with your checking debit card or paper checks.
Yes! You can access your HELOC funds to pay off other balances such as credit cards. Or we can combine those other balances into your home equity line of credit which would return the other balances to zero and you would only need to make one monthly payment.

 

Closing

It takes approximately 30 days to close on your HELOC after your application has been submitted. This includes the time it takes to submit additional documents and the underwriting process.
You will have the opportunity to review and sign your line of credit documents. After you sign the documents, you will receive three business days to change your mind and cancel your line of credit. This three-day period is called your "right of rescission." After these three days have passed, you will be able to access funds from your new HELOC.

 

Payments

Your monthly payments will vary because your HELOC is based on a variable rate.
During the draw period: Your minimum monthly payment will include principal and interest and amortized over the length remaining of your HELOC terms.
During the repayment period: Your monthly payment will be a combination of principal and interest.
The interest rate for your HELOC is in accordance with the Wall Street Journal Prime Rate at a specified margin. So, if the Wall Street Journal Prime Rate fluctuates, your HELOC rate may also fluctuate on a quarterly basis. This may affect your minimum monthly payment amount.
You can make more monthly payments than you are required or you may pay an additional amount with each payment. You will not be penalized for early or additional payments.
 
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT PROCEDURES FOR OPENING A NEW ACCOUNT

To help the government fight the funding of terrorism and money laundering activities, Federal law requires all financial institutions to obtain, verify, and record information that identifies each person who opens an account.
What this means for you: When you open an account, we will ask for your name, address, date of birth, and other information that will allow us to identify you.
We may also ask to see your driver’s license or other identifying documents.

*Certain restrictions may apply. CMCU will pay the closing costs except when an appraisal and full title commitment are required. If appraisal or full title commitment is required, the costs would be member’s expense. The typical cost of these services is $50-$1,500. Annual Percentage Rate = 5.25% as of 6/7/2018. APR may vary after account is opened but will never exceed 18%APR or the maximum allowed by law. Annual fee = $40. Membership eligibility and $5 share deposit are required. Borrower must maintain adequate property insurance. On approved credit. Ask for details.

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