A home equity loan can also be kept separate from the mortgage and paid off earlier. The borrower receives the entire sum of the loan at the time it’s taken out, so home equity loans are often used to pay for large, one-time purchases like a car, or to pay off outstanding expenses, such as student loans.
Can still get my equity share if the house was foreclosed on? Nicole’s Question: My divorce agreement states my ex was supposed to pay me upon the sale of the home. I have recently found out that as of December last year, the home was foreclosed upon.