Karen Jones

Senior Mortgage Loan Officer

480-339-1577  kjones@amerifirst.us

NMLS 307015  |  AZ Lic 0914383

Is Your Equity LOC Coming Due?

Do you have a Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) coming due? If your HELOC is getting close to its 10th year, and you still have a balance owed, you most likely will be seeing a large spike in the monthly payment once your enter the repayment term of your HELOC. Being proactive and preparing for the change that will occur is highly recommended and most banks are notifying their clients 6-12 months in advance, giving them plenty of time to plan. And most consumers do not want the larger payments that are going to start to be required. Homeowners need to know that they have options:

  • Payoff Your Equity Line of Credit. You can use assets from your bank account or investment account to pay off the line of credit or pay it down to make the term portion of the loan more affordable.
  • Sell Your Home and Buy A New Home. You can sell your current home and pay off both the first and 2nd Equity Line of Credit and then purchase a new home that is affordable to your budget.
  • Refinance the HELOC and Your Current First Mortgage Into a New Mortgage.  By refinancing the HELOC into a new primary mortgage, you could take advantage of a fixed interest rate that is still low by historical standards. Consider refinancing into a 15- or 20-year mortgage to reduce total interest payments or keep a 30-year term and make principal reduction payments to save years of payments and tons of interest.

There are pros and cons to each strategy and you need to explore the best options for you and your personal financial situation. Home values have appreciated in value.  This is a great time to explore your options.

We do have a solutions:  Learn more by contacting Karen Jones.



Karen Jones, a Licensed Mortgage Loan Officer (NMLS 307015), is located in Scottsdale and has been serving Arizona with their home lending needs for over 40 years.  As a Certified Mortgage Advisor, Karen is dedicated in ensuring that her clients are well educated and prepared for their new home loan decision.   AmeriFirst Mortgage, is a Division of American Pacific Mortgage and Karen Jones can be found at the Grayhawk Branch which is located in Scottsdale, Arizona. 



The information contained, and the opinions expressed, in this article are not intended to be construed as investment advice. Karen Jones does not guarantee or warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information or opinions contained herein. Nothing herein should be construed as investment advice. You should always conduct your own research and due diligence and obtain professional advice before making any investment decision.  Karen Jones will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by your reliance on the information or opinions contained herein.

The views, articles, postings and other information listed on this website are personal and do not necessarily represent the opinion or the position of American Pacific Mortgage Corporation. AmeriFirst Mortgage, a Division of American Pacific Mortgage Corporation- NMLS 1850.

 Karen Jones is a licensed loan originator at AmeriFirst Mortgage, a division of American Pacific Mortgage Corporation. Karen Jones complies with all regulations and rules of all government agencies and regulators including the Real Estate Settlement and Procedures Act. The services provided by Karen Jones are not a condition, nor do they create any obligation for any form of remuneration for any real estate settlement service related to any referral.


Karen Jones 
Certified Mortgage Advisor
NMLS 307015 |    AZ Lic #0914383




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