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Many people in states like North Carolina may be looking into a second mortgage.  A North Carolina second mortgage may be a good or bad option for you.  It is important to understand these loans before applying for one.  A property can have many loans against it.  A second mortgage loan goes against the first mortgage loan taping into the equity of the home.

There are many reasons for people to do a second mortgage.    North Carolina residents may choose to take out a second mortgage for debt consolidation, to free up extra cash for improvements, or a can be taken out when a house is threatened with foreclosure.  A second mortgage could allow you to keep your home, consolidate debt, make improvements, or it could restrict you depending on your situation.  For North Carolina residents it is important to research North Carolina second mortgage lender, rates, and terms. 

Here are some facts you should know before you take out a North Carolina second mortgage.  There are two types of second mortgages.  A North Carolina second mortgage can be in the form of an equity line of credit or a home equity loan.  An equity line of credit is a set amount of money you qualify for and borrow, pay back, and borrow again.  A home equity loan is usually a lump sum of money that the borrower receives at once.

A North Carolina second mortgage in the form of an equity line of credit can be very beneficial when making gradual improvements on your home.  The money can be borrowed in smaller amounts, paid back, then borrowed again.  A North Carolina second mortgage in the form of a home equity loan can be used for making large improvements in a short period or investing in a business, second home, or rental home.  If you are considering refinancing in the future a second mortgage could limit you so do your research carefully to find the best fit for your future!

This Financial Services article was written by Michael Fansler on 7/18/2006

Michael Fansler is the president and CEO of his own home-based courier service. He has had 3 books published on entrepreneurship and how to succeed with a home-based business. His favorite website, and one he highly recommends for anyone interested in owning their own home based business someday, is