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ACT
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Consolidating credit card debt with mortgage

At lower interest rate than current mortgage. Pros and cons please?


fishfighter
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re: Consolidating credit card debt with mortgage
Can save you money, but you have to cut up those CC's.


kevv824
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re: Consolidating credit card debt with mortgage
Get a heloc, don't put it with the first mortgage.


ACT
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re: Consolidating credit card debt with mortgage
It's my gf and I already got her to cut them up

She got a letter to consolidate at 2.774 when her current is 3.5 on the mortgage. Only downfall I could cone up with was maybe selling on the back end. I figured she may end up owing that difference if she sells.


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ACT
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re: Consolidating credit card debt with mortgage
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Get a heloc


Go on..


fishfighter
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Go on..


Same as what you are being offer.


ACT
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re: Consolidating credit card debt with mortgage
Why is that better


fishfighter
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re: Consolidating credit card debt with mortgage
Google HELOC loans.


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mglsu21
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re: Consolidating credit card debt with mortgage
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Get a heloc, don't put it with the first mortgage.


I am not trying to make a generalization about people or the OP, but usually when consolidating credit card debt a HELOC is a bad idea. That would give the person the ability to run up more revolving debt with an open ended line. It would be the same as having the credit cards, just a smaller interest rate.


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tigerrocket
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re: Consolidating credit card debt with mortgage
Although it's a good rate, I am not a big fan of financing "wants" that were bought with a credit card for 15 or 30 years. I would definitely plan on paying extra on the mortgage.


ACT
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re: Consolidating credit card debt with mortgage
She's not very sound financially and in trying to educate her. It's 10 grand in CC debt and she's having a hard time justifying the interest with every little piece of junk mail that comes in


hawkeye007
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greenwell springs
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re: Consolidating credit card debt with mortgage
a heloc is a home equity line of credit, get 10k line of credit pay off the credit card debt..most helocs have a 1yr intro rate around 1% then it goes to 4-6%. just make sure she caps the heloc at the amount of credit card debt. also helocs have no closing cost ..


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I Love Bama
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re: Consolidating credit card debt with mortgage
Dump her. Money is the number one cause of divorce


ACT
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re: Consolidating credit card debt with mortgage
She has been made well aware of my disdain for debt. She has car, house, 10 in CC, 80 from school.

I'll have to look into the heloc and see if that's a suitable option for her


foshizzle
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re: Consolidating credit card debt with mortgage
You will definitely pay a lower rate, the main potential drawback is the (slightly) increased possibility of losing the house if you can't make the payments even though they will be lower than the current situation. OTOH, if you can make the mortgage but not the credit card bills you still get to keep the house.


tiger94gop
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re: Consolidating credit card debt with mortgage
You are trading short term debt for long.

However, if you put it on a mortgage, you should get a fixed low rate. The interest is tax deductible, and you can always pay more to reduce the term.

If you just pay the minimum payment on your cc, your CC debt will far exceed what is paid in mortgage debt. If you pay extra on the mortgage at a fixed rate, it will reduce quickly.

A mortgage is not an easy thing and you can still use a CC if you need it, that is why it is open-ended or revolving debt. Unless you get a HELOC, your can't borrow anymore.

That is basically all I can think of.


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SippyCup
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re: Consolidating credit card debt with mortgage
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I am not a big fan of financing "wants" that were bought with a credit card for 15 or 30 years


Agree, unless she is planning on selling the home in the next few years.


ACT
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Member since Sep 2010
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re: Consolidating credit card debt with mortgage
Thanks for the info guys..I'll talk it over with her and look into heloc and other options


PlazaDeBurbanko
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Houston
Member since Jan 2011
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re: Consolidating credit card debt with mortgage
Get 0% cc and transfer all bal's on that. Keep playing that game till all payed off. frick a 2nd lien on your home for cc debt


ACT
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1092 posts

re: Consolidating credit card debt with mortgage
How feasible is that game really


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