Rebecca Lake

Rebecca Lake

Rebecca Lake is a freelance writer specializing in personal finance, small business and investing. She graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in political science. She's been writing professionally since 2011 and her work has been featured at U.S. News and World Report, Life and Money by Citi and CreditCards.com.

Articles by Rebecca Lake:

16
Dec
What Is a HELOC Close Out Letter?

Closing a home equity line of credit may be automatic if you've paid off the balance. You can also send your lender a HELOC close out letter requesting cancellation.

Posted in: Home Equity,
16
Dec
What Does a Maturity Date Mean on a HELOC?

A home equity line of credit can offer flexible access to funds. Understanding the maturity date on a HELOC can make it easier to plan your repayment budget.

Posted in: Home Equity,
08
Dec
What Is a HELOC Statement?

A home equity line of credit can be a convenient way to borrow. Your HELOC statement can help you to keep track of your balances and payment due dates.

Posted in: Home Equity,
08
Dec
Can a HELOC Be Canceled?

Lenders can cancel, freeze, or reduce your HELOC in certain situations. You also have the right to cancel a HELOC if you change your mind about borrowing.

Posted in: Home Equity,
28
Nov
HELOC vs. Bridge Loan

A home equity line of credit or bridge loan can help you fund a down payment on a home purchase. These are key differences between a HELOC and a bridge loan.

Posted in: Home Equity,
28
Nov
What Can I Use a HELOC For?

A home equity line of credit can be a flexible way to borrow. Some of the best uses for a HELOC include home improvements, debt consolidation, and paying medical bills.

Posted in: Home Equity,
28
Nov
What Documents Are Needed for a HELOC?

Applying for a HELOC means providing certain documentation to the lender, including information about your income, assets, and home.

Posted in: Home Equity,
18
Nov
How to Apply for a HELOC

A home equity line of credit allows you to tap into your home equity through a revolving credit line. Applying for a HELOC in just a few simple steps is possible.

Posted in: Home Equity,
18
Nov
Should I Get a HELOC Just in Case?

A home equity line of credit can offer access to cash when you need it for emergency situations. Getting a HELOC just in case can help you be prepared as long as you consider the drawbacks.

Posted in: Home Equity,
16
Nov
What Is a HELOC Note?

A home equity line of credit can provide you with flexible access to cash. Before you can get the money, you'll need to sign a HELOC note.

Posted in: Home Equity,