Open end mortgage - What is it all about?

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Post Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 1:44 pm    Post subject: Open end mortgage - What is it all about?
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Can anyone tell me what an open end mortgage is? What is the difference between that and a conventional mortgage.
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Post Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 5:55 pm    Post subject: open end mortgage vs conventional loan
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Hello-

An open end mortgage usually refers to a Home Equity Line of Credit (or HELOC). This a 2nd lien against your property. It's called open end because there is no set term for the payoff of the principal balance. You can pay the interest only and have the principal balance remain the same for an indefinite period of time.

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Post Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 6:00 pm    Post subject: Open end mortgage
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An open end mortgage is a revolving line of credit or equity line against your home.

A mortgage is an amortized fixed amount of money that cannot be borrowed against further.

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Post Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 3:00 am    Post subject: Re: open end mortgage
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Hi,
I googled it and that is what it cam up with.
I hope that helps you.

mortgage in which the mortgagor is allowed to reborrow against princpal that has been paid so far.

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Post Posted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 3:49 am    Post subject: open end mortgage
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how does on use an open end mortgage work enable a borrower to payoff a homeloanfaster?
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Post Posted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 11:53 am    Post subject:
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the original open end mortgages were exactly what enriko noted above. for instance, with an original amount of $100,000 paid down to $90,000; the borrower would have been allowed to borrow the $10K paid without affecting the terms of the mortgage; there was not a second lien created, as the original terms of the original note held forth.

this is well before the days of the home equity line of credit, i have to tell you all. oh, the memories...

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Post Posted: Sat Dec 13, 2008 4:57 pm    Post subject: Open end mortgage
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Is it possible to change a closed end mortgage into an open end mortgage?
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Post Posted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 2:33 am    Post subject: RE: open end mortgage
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Hi Liane

I haven't heard of converting a closed end mortgage to an open end one. Moreover, you should also note that the homeowner will require the permission of the mortgage holder to make use of the same collateral to secure a second mortgage in a closed end mortgage. So I think if you are planning to transfer a closed end mortgage to an open end one, better take the permission of the lender.

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Post Posted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 8:28 am    Post subject:
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niiccs, i think you've read the wrong post. "changing" from closed-end to open end mortgage is impossible. refinancing, however, is quite possible, if a borrower is qualified.
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Post Posted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 1:18 pm    Post subject: open end mortgage
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Is it possiable to get a open end mortgage on a home in 2009 ?
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I don't think you will get a open end mortgage considering the present market situation.
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Post Posted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 5:02 am    Post subject: open end mortgage
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How do I go about geting a open end mortgage so I can pay off my mortgage faster? What steps do I need to take?
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Post Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:15 am    Post subject:
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I don't think lenders will offer you a open end mortgage. However, you can try refinancing the mortgage at a lower rate so that your payments are reduced and you will also be able to save money.
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Post Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 7:35 am    Post subject: RE: open end mortgage
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a true open end mortgage is one which allows you to pay your principal and reborrow later on. none of the first mortgage products out there are open-ended; they are closed-ended, meaning they are for a specific amount to be granted at one time.

a home equity line of credit is an example of an open-end loan. here, you borrow, repay, borrow again, repay, etc. for the duration of the life of the loan (if you wish).

i don't know where you got the idea, rudy, that you'd be able to pay back your balance faster with an open-end loan; but whoever may have given you that idea was incorrect.

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Post Posted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 5:46 pm    Post subject:
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There is guy on TV tring to sell his book, he mentioned about open end mortgage. Concept should work, if the open end mortgage available. He said we deposit the money on mortgage account instead of banks, you can take your money less payment when ever you need, just like banks.
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