WHAT IS A HELOC?
A home equity line of credit (HELOC) is a line of credit that allows you to tap into your home’s equity. Like a credit card, a HELOC is a revolving line of credit that allows you to borrow up to a certain limit, pay it off, and then borrow it again. That limit is determined by a percentage that the lender sets for you called the LTV (loan-to-value). The LTV is the ratio of how much you owe on your home versus how much it’s actually worth.