Can a new home equity loan amount be larger than your mortgage balance?
We currently have a home equity loan and a mortgage, but want to pay off credit card debt. Can we take out a new home equity loan, paying off the current home equity loan and credit card debt which would result in the home equity loan balance being larger than the mortgage balance? There is ample equity in the home to support both. We do not want to refinance to a new mortgage because we are thinking of selling in the next few years and don’t want the expense of closing costs on a new mortgage.