Skip to main content

fairwinds.org | wherever you are

product photo

Searching for convenience, access, and flexibility? A home equity line of credit is perfect for ongoing home improvement projects.

By establishing a variable-rate line of credit you can access your money when you need it, wherever you are, to help with home improvements, large purchases, college tuition and more.

  • Borrow up to 80% of your home's value including existing mortgages
  • Draw on the line for periods up to 15 years
  • Choose from accrued interest-only payments or 1% of the outstanding balance
  • Your Annual Percentage Rate (APR) will vary with the market based on the Prime Rate.*
  • Discounts on closing costs up to $1,000**
  • Quick approval and fast closing
  • Automatic payments
  • No application fee
  • No annual fee
  • Interest may be tax deductible. (Consult your tax advisor for details.)

Branch Appointment Apply Today

Home Equity Variable Line of Credit
Annual Percentage Rate (APR) Prime + .25% (5.25%)
Rate Your APR will vary with the market based on the prime rate. *
Payment Options 1% of outstanding balance
Draw Period 15 years
Maximum Financing Up to 80% of home's value excluding existing mortgages


*Prime Rate as published in the Wall Street Journal + 0.250, subject to change.

**No closing costs options are only available for equity lines up to 15 years. $15,000 minimum draw required at closing. Closing costs up to $1,000 may be paid by FAIRWINDS. This includes the application fee, origination charge, appraisal, title insurance, settlement and search fees, recording fees, and mortgage document stamps. Closing costs over $1,000 are the responsibility of the member.

Loans are subject to credit union membership eligibility, credit approval, and verification of information provided on the application. Other terms and conditions may apply. Terms and conditions subject to change at any time without prior notice.

In order to open the loan plan, you must pay a flood zone determination fee of $20 to the Credit Union and certain fees to third parties which generally total between $300 and $3,800. You may request more specific cost information about third-party fees from the Credit Union. Property insurance on the property that secures the plan is required to open the plan.

†APR = Annual Percentage Rate. A minimum initial draw of $15,000 is required at closing. After 12 months, your APR will be a variable APR based upon the Prime Rate, plus a margin, for the remaining life of the line, subject to a maximum APR of 18.00%. Your margin will be based on several factors, including your credit history, loan to value ratio, property type, and lien status. All normal closing costs will be paid by FAIRWINDS, up to $1,000. Certain terms and restrictions apply. Offer subject to termination or change at any time without notice.

FAIRWINDS Member Reviews

Home Equity Loan is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 125.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great service Fairwinds made this loan easy from the initial application to meeting me at my Fairwinds location to sign the closing docs. Much of the application was able to be done electronically, making the whole process easy.
Date published: 2018-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from VERY smooth process VERY smooth process, all details spelled out and easy to understand, all questions answered promptly.
Date published: 2018-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Home equity loan I have been a FAIRWINDS member for almost 40 years and as usual we received fantastic service from the staff at the Longwood branch.
Date published: 2018-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Customer Service! The folks at Fairwinds were friendly and very professional. They held my hand Theougj each step of the way with my loan process.
Date published: 2018-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding Customer Service Excellent experience working with the Fairwinds Team overall. Great job!
Date published: 2018-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ecxellent Experience I have been member with Fairwinds for about 25 years and I am very happy.
Date published: 2018-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple and fast! I became a member of Fairwinds Credit Union many years ago. I have integrated them into almost all my financial dealings. From first mortgages, refinancing of a mortgage , to car loans. They simply out service everyone else in the industry as well as offering great rates!
Date published: 2018-06-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Slow Response I applied for a Fairwinds Home Equity Line of Credit March 2nd. I closed the loan on April 20th. I can understand if we had credit issues or if there was problems with the current mortgage or we were missing paperwork... However, we both have excellent credit and we own the home outright. 7 weeks?
Date published: 2018-06-04
  • y_2018, m_7, d_18, h_24
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_2.0.8
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_23, tr_102
  • loc_en_US, sid_761, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_fairwinds
  • bvseo_sdk, p_sdk, 3.2.0
  • CLOUD, getContent, 68.14ms
  • REVIEWS, PRODUCT