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    22 July 2019
    As non-bank lenders are starting to dominate the mortgage market, many of them don’t offer the same services that ordinary banks or credit unions typically do, including home equity loans and home equity lines of credit (HELOCs).
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    24 June 2019
    The requirements for getting a mortgage to buy a second or vacation home can be significantly more stringent than those to buy a primary residence.An alternative possibility: tapping the equity in your current home instead.
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    28 May 2019
    The TALC, or Total Annual Loan Costs form, is the disclosure form on a reverse mortgage that plays a similar role that the Good Faith Estimate and Truth in Lending form do with a regular home loan.Here's how it works.
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    25 March 2019
    Rising home values mean more home equity for homeowners, who have a variety of options for how to tap and use that equity if they choose to do so.
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    26 November 2018
    Many homeowners are unwilling to give up their current low mortgage rates to move up to a new home, so instead they're increasingly opting for home equity loans to improve the one they already have.
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    17 September 2018
    With low rates and rising home values, it's been a good time to get a home equity loan or HELOC in much of the country.But are those days drawing to a close?.
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    2 July 2018
    Having equity in your home can be a valuable source of needed cash.Whether you should use a home equity loan or a cash-out refinance to access that equity depends on a number of factors.
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    2 April 2018
    For homeowners in some states, PACE loans offer what may be a more affordable alternative to conventional energy efficiency and home improvement loans, one that can be paid through a lien on their property taxes.
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    15 January 2018
    With the loss of the tax deduction for interest paid on home equity loans, such loans are less attractive than they used to be - so what are your options?.
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    8 January 2018
    San Diego is finally catching up to other high-priced housing markets in California, giving homeowners a chance to use home equity loans in San Diego to renovate or pay off debt.
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    10 July 2017
    A home equity loan can be a convenient source of funding, but using it for something as risky as starting a business should be done with care.
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    31 May 2016
    Waiting a few years to let your home value grow can give you more equity to work with on a reverse mortgage.
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    22 March 2016
    Using a home equity loan to make improvements can help get a higher selling price for a home, if you know the right way to go about it.
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    11 January 2016
    A "green" home equity loan can not only make your home more energy efficient, but can also increase its value while making it more comfortable as well.
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    9 December 2015
    Deciding whether to get a home equity loan? Here's a close look at the pros and cons.
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    9 December 2015
    Interest paid on home equity loans is tax-deductible, similar to a primary mortgage, but there are some special rules you need to be aware of.
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    13 November 2015
    A second mortgage is any loan secured by the value of your home that you have in addition to your primary mortgage.Second mortgages fall into three types: home equity loans, home equity lines of credit (HELOCs) and piggyback loans.
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    3 November 2015
    Since not all home equity loans[[sitetree_link,id=16]] are created equal, you might find it frustrating when you consider your options.Make your life easier by taking a logical, organized approached to home equity loan shopping.
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    2 November 2015
    Home equity loans are a smart and sensible way to borrow money, as long as you can avoid these pitfalls.
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    5 October 2015
    Like many types of loans that were easy to get years ago during the housing crisis, home equity loans and other loans to cash out on equity in rental properties were relatively easy to get.Now, not so much.
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