Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC)

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Home Equity Line of Credit

A Home Equity Line of Credit, or HELOC, provides homeowners the ability to tap into the equity they've built in their homes.

Key ways to use a HELOC include:

  • Structure your mortgage with a HELOC as a second lien to avoid paying Mortgage Insurance
  • Use it to secure a Conventional loan instead of a Jumbo loan
  • Invest in home improvement projects
  • Use it as a down payment

Learn how a HELOC could benefit you.

Tap into your home equity with a HELOC.

A Home Equity Line of Credit or HELOC provides homeowners the ability to tap into the equity they’ve built in their homes. You can take advantage of a HELOC on both primary residences and vacation homes. A HELOC establishes a line of credit that can then be used to finance expenses such as home improvement projects, college tuition, or to create a rainy-day financial resource.

How it works.


If you already have a mortgage with HomeStreet Bank, please reach out to your Loan Officer and they will help you through the process of securing a HELOC. To be able to move forward in the application process, you’ll need to provide your W2, two most recent paystubs, and the completed application (can be completed online or request one in-branch or via email). These documents are required so that the bank can assess your situation and work with you to find the best possible financial options available to you.

HELOCs can provide great financial flexibility for homeowners.

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Second Lien

Structure your mortgage with a HELOC as a second lien and avoid paying Mortgage Insurance. Learn more about Mortgage Insurance to help decide if a HELOC is right for you.

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Lower Rate

Use a HELOC to transition from a Jumbo loan to the lower rate of a Conventional loan. A Conventional loan is a private-sector loan that is not guaranteed or insured by the U.S. Government. Learn more about Conventional Loans.

You can also secure a lower rate by using the ACH feature from any HomeStreet Bank account. We offer checking and savings accounts.

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Home Improvement Projects

Invest in home improvement projects or remodels. A popular way to use a HELOC is funding home renovation projects, including those that you can do yourself. Use your home's equity to reinvest in your house and yard.

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Down Payment

Is there a move in your future? HELOC funds may be used as a down payment source for your future home, while awaiting the sale of your existing home. Get the low down on down payments and contact your Loan Officer to help with your transition.

Draw on your existing HELOC.

If you already have a HELOC with HomeStreet Bank and you want to draw on your credit line, you can follow one of these simple steps: 

For more information about a HELOC and how it can benefit you, please contact your Loan Officer. If you do not have a Loan Officer, please fill out the contact form and one will be assigned to you.

All loans subject to approval.

Apply through our mortgage application.

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