Home Equity Loans

"I have big plans for the future, but I need a little friendly financing to turn them into reality."
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Worked hard on your home? It's about to return the favor.

Fix your roof or finish your basement. Add a big master bedroom or backyard deck. Home equity loans from Clearview can be used for all sorts of remodeling projects. But this low-cost financing can also cover life's other major costs. So pay for your kid's college tuition, furnish the family room, shop for a car, or simply buy some peace of mind by consolidating your other debts.    
  • Minimum loan amount of $10,000
  • Borrow up to 90% of the appraised value of your home in Pennsylvania, minus what you owe on your mortgage
  • Receive funds in a lump sum
  • Repayment plans range from 5 to 20 years
  • Fixed interest rates mean monthly payments won't change over the life of the loan
  • $200 closing cost rebate available**
What's included?
  • Low fixed rates
  • Closing cost rebates
  • Flexible loan term options

Key things to consider before you apply for a home equity loan

What is a home equity loan?

​A home equity loan (also referred to as a HELOAN) is an installment loan that’s secured by the paid value of your home. With a home equity loan, homeowners can borrow up to a percentage of their home’s market value, minus the amount currently owed on their mortgage. Home equity loans generally have better interest rates due to your home being used as collateral. Funds are offered as a single lump sum payment with a fixed interest rate and repayment terms up to 20 years.

How much equity is in my home?

Before you apply for a home equity loan, you should get an idea of the amount of equity available in your home. Review your most recent mortgage statement and locate the remaining balance. Subtract the amount owed from your house's market value and the result will give you an estimate of your equity. Try using our home equity calculator to help calculate this number.

What are the advantages of a credit union home equity loan?

A credit union home equity loans can be offered at lower interest rates and greater flexibility in payment terms. This is because credit unions are non-profit and don’t have shareholders in contrast to most larger financial institutions. At Clearview, we build relationships with our members. Our vision is to help you enjoy a better life when you apply for a home equity loan.

What if I am unable to pay my loan?

It can happen to any Pittsburgh-area family. A breadwinner passes away, is disabled, or loses their job. When that happens, Clearview's Borrower Security Program can cover a family's loan repayment responsibilities. This protection policy is available at minimal cost and fees can be rolled into your monthly loan payments. 
* Home Equity Loans are available in all states except Alaska, Hawaii and Texas.

** Closing cost amount will be rebated after you finance a minimum of $10,000 in a new Clearview Home Equity Loan or Clearview Home Equity Line of Credit, or borrow a minimum of an additional $10,000 on an existing Clearview Home Equity Loan or Clearview Line of Credit
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Still have questions about Home Equity Loans?
For current Clearview members, check the “My offers” section within digital banking to see if you’ve been pre-approved. You can apply using this feature or through digital banking by selecting Add Product. You can also apply by starting a video call with Clearview Live®, visiting your local financial center, or calling us directly at 1-800-926-0003.
For new members, you can apply by using our online application, starting a video call with Clearview Live®, visiting your local financial center, or calling us directly at 1-800-926-0003.
Once an application is completed, it’s either sent to underwriting for review, or for closing if it has been pre-approved or instant approved.
We use email to communicate with digital banking users. Please log in to digital banking and select My profile under Manage account. Under Personal Information, type your new email address in the Email section and click the Update button. You can also call us at 1-800-926-0003 and we'll make this change for you.
You're a member of Clearview when you open a savings account with just $10. Membership is open to is open to those who live, work, worship, attend school, or volunteer within our 10 county Western Pennsylvania footprint. You may also qualify if you are an immediate family member or share a residence with a current Clearview member. Once you’ve joined Clearview, you may remain a member for life, even if you move!
If you're not currently a member and are approved for a loan, your general membership is built in to that process. Learn more about eligibility and benefits.

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