Home Equity Loan or Home Equity Line of Credit??
We are doing some major renovations in our home. We just don't know whether to apply for a home equity loan or a HELOC. The interest rates are different (HELOC is prime+.5), home equity loan is fixed. Is it better to take out the home equity loan with fixed rate and start paying on whole amount? Or apply for the HELOC, make payments on what we use but pay the higher interest rate? Also, is there a home equity loan where you just pay the interest?
I might add that this loan is to pay for renovations to our new home. When we sell our old home, the loan will be paid off. Any help in deciding which is the best loan to apply for will be greatly appreciated. It is so confusing !!