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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10 August 2015
Back in 2001 when banks were liberal with home equity loans and allowed up to 125 percent of a home's equity to be borrowed, Atlanta real estate agent Bruce Ailion got a home equity line of credit for $75,000 on his home.
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12 December 2014
If you're a parent who's ready to send your child off to college, you may be in for a rude awakening.All those nickels, dimes and hundred dollar bills you've saved over the years may not be enough to afford today's astronomical college tuitions.
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20 October 2014
Imagining how you're going to enjoy the new comforts of a home renovation after you've been approved for a home equity loan can be relaxing.
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5 September 2014
New rules that took effect last month protect widowed spouses whose homes are subject to a reverse mortgage.But for borrowers who will be seeking such loans, there is a downside as well.
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28 April 2014
Borrowers appear to be turning to home equity loans again, with the number of new home equity revolving lines of credit (HELOCs) up 10 percent over the past year.
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