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How Long Does It Take To Process A Home Equity Loan?

Posted by Bill Burpeau on Jan 10, 2019, 8:55:00 AM

Home Equity ProcessIt can take 2 to 4 weeks from application to closing for a home equity loan or HELOC (Home Equity Line of Credit), depending on the complexity of the loan request.

Here's what happens during the home equity application process:

A loan underwriter will begin by reviewing your financial profile and comparing it to the loan requirements.  The process will also include verification of financial information, collection of documents to satisfy conditions of commitment, and a valuation of the property.

Additional information may be requested, including:

  • A copy of the recorded deed of the property
  • The most current pay stub to verify income
  • The last 2 years of tax returns with all schedules (if self employed)
  • Verification of additional income if not shown on tax returns
  • Trust agreement, if applicable
  • A tax assessment
  • Your mortgage statement, the most recent one showing the outstanding balance on your mortgage
  • A list of payoffs for debt consolidation if consolidating debt

Having documentation organized and ready at the beginning of the application process can help simplify the process, which in turn can lead to a much faster turn-around time.

Learn more about home equity by downloading our free Equity Edge eBook. This eBook will introduce you to current remodeling trends, affordability, the difference between a home equity loan and a home equity line of credit (HELOC), and includes tip sheets on going green and quick home improvement projects to spruce up your home in a pinch.  Use Home Equity Wisely


Hanscom FCU’s 3 in 1 Home Equity Advantage Plan combines the convenience of an equity line of credit, with options for fixed rate advances and a credit card. There are no application fees, no minimum draw requirements, and no closing costs.*

expert guidance

Our home equity and mortgage experts are happy to answer your questions and help you understand your available options. We understand your unique financial needs and have the tools and expertise to help you achieve your goals. Let our dedicated home equity team find the perfect solution to make your financial dreams a reality.

Learn more at www.hfcu.org/equity.

* If you terminate your line within the first 24 months after closing, you will be responsible for closing costs.

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