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When you use a home equity loan to pay off the debt, you pledge your house against the new debt.
Once you complete the transaction, the bank has an interest in your home. If you fail to pay the new debt, the creditor can foreclose on your home to recover the debt. Bankruptcy under Chapter 7 will not protect you from this debt and protection under Chapter 13 may be limited.
If you are thinking about using your home to refinance your credit cards, consider carefully. Ask yourself if you are in deeper financial trouble than you have admitted or realized. Be careful you don't dig your hole any deeper.
If you are still going to consider using your house to pay down unsecure debt, this article gives you a couple other things to consider - "Using Equity in your Home to Pay Credit Card Debt…A Good Idea?" - http://bit.ly/1HW1Idh
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