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Home Equity Line of Credit: Rates & Options

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If you need the flexibility of access to funds for large expenses, now and in the future, a home equity line of credit (HELOC) could be the right option for you.

Thinking about using the available equity in your home?

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What is a home equity line of credit?

A home equity line of credit, also known as a HELOC, is secured by your home and allows you to access the available equity you have in your home. With a HELOC, you can borrow as much or as little as you need, whenever you need it, up to a credit limit established at closing. As you repay your outstanding balance, the amount of available credit is replenished, which means you can borrow against it again, if needed, throughout your draw period.

Popular HELOC uses include making home improvements that might increase the value of your home and consolidating higher-interest rate debt on other loans (such as credit cards).Footnote1

Want to view HELOC features and home equity loan features side by side? Compare a home equity loan vs. home equity line of credit.

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Home equity line of credit basic features

  • Offers a Glossary Term: variable rate
  • 10-year draw period, followed by a 20-year repayment period
  • Minimum line amount: $25,000
  • Maximum line amount: $500,000 (primary residence) and $100,000 (second/vacation home)

Note: A home equity line of credit is not available on Glossary Term: investment or rental homes.

Home equity line of credit rates and discountsFootnote1

About HELOC rates:

You could get the following discounts off your variable interest rate:

  • An interest rate discount of 0.25% when your monthly payment is automatically deducted from your Bank of America checking or savings account (This does not apply to Bill Pay service.)
  • An interest rate discount of 0.125% to 0.375% for Preferred Rewards clients on a new home equity loan or line of creditFootnote2 Learn more about preferred rewards
  • An interest rate discount for drawing an initial qualifying balance at closing and maintaining that qualifying balance for at least the first 3 full billing cycles (Ask us to learn more about this option.)

You can get estimated home equity line of credit of rates for the amount you need to borrow, up to $500,000 by using our home equity calculator.

Funds and payments

There are a number of convenient ways to access your funds:

  • 24/7 access with Online Banking from Bank of America to transfer money to your Bank of America checking or savings account
  • Home Equity Line of Credit Visa® access cardFootnote1 to use at any location where the Visa logo is accepted and at Bank of America ATMs
  • Transfer by phone to a Bank of America account (available for most accounts)
  • Convenience checks
  • Banking centers

To help you rebuild your available line of credit, our home equity lines offer:

  • Glossary Term: Variable-rate monthly minimum payments that include principal and interest ($100 minimum required)
  • Payments calculated based only on the funds you withdraw (your outstanding balance)
  • The option to make additional principal payments whenever you want
  • Monthly payments that may fluctuate with balance or interest rate changes, or when additional principal payments are made
  • The choice to convert an outstanding variable-rate balance to a Fixed-Rate Loan Option, which offers a fixed monthly payment that pays down both your outstanding balance and accrued interest

Fees and closing costsFootnote1

  • No closing cost on HELOCs with a credit limit of $500,000 or less
  • No fee to convert your variable-rate balance to a Fixed-Rate Loan Option
  • No fees to make transfers via Online Banking

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