19 March 2014
Do surviving spouses have the right to remain in a home after the death of the primary borrower on a reverse mortgage? A hearing this week before a U.S.District Court could clarify the matter.
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19 February 2014
More homeowners are undertaking remodeling projects than they were one year ago, while home equity lending has been on the rise as well.
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13 February 2014
Recent changes in federal rules that make it more difficult for seniors to get a reverse mortgage are meant, in part, to protect seniors from themselves, experts say.
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1 February 2014
Home equity loans appear to be getting tougher to get, even as banks are easing credit for most other types of credit, according to a new analysis by the federal Office of the Comptroller of Currency (OCC).
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14 January 2014
U.S.home values have returned to roughly the same levels they were at in early 2005, near the peak of the housing boom, bringing millions of formerly underwater homeowners back to positive equity, according to new government figures.
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27 November 2013
For Jeff Wilson, taking out a $50,000 home equity loan to winterize and expand his Ohio home was a no-brainer.
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26 November 2013
A new mortgage crisis, this one in home equity loans, could be brewing as payments are due to rise sharply for borrowers who took out such loans during the years of the housing bubble.
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12 June 2013
The number of homeowners with underwater mortgages continues to fall, with another 850,000 mortgages returning to positive equity in the first quarter of the year.
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20 March 2013
The number of homeowners with underwater mortgages continued to shrink in the fourth quarter of last year, although at a modest pace.
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9 February 2013
Wondering if you can qualify for a home equity loan? Recent indications suggest that second mortgages are on the rebound, but that doesn't necessarily mean they're easier to get.
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11 April 2008
Home equity loans are a popular option for borrowing money, but they aren't always the right choice.Here are three alternatives.
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20 March 2017
Home equity has been on the rise, putting homeowners in a better position to take on things like home improvement, debt consolidation or other goals through a home equity line of credit (HELOC).
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30 January 2017
If you're nearing the end of the draw period on a home equity line of credit, refinancing into a new HELOC could relieve pressure on your budget and preserve financial flexibility.
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4 April 2016
Thinking about getting a HELOC but not sure whether to proceed? Here are a baker's dozen of the pros and cons of home equity lines of credit.
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10 March 2016
Getting a good deal on a HELOC requires more than just finding the best rate - you need to search out the hidden fees that may be in the agreement as well.
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3 March 2016
Here are five tips to help you cut through the clutter of competing loan offers to find the best HELOC for you.
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11 February 2016
A home equity line of credit (HELOC) offers a number of advantages over other types of loans.Here's a short summary of some of the main ones.
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11 May 2015
Did you take out a home equity line of credit in the last eight or nine years? Then you better prepare for a higher monthly payment -- maybe one that is as much as two times higher than what you're paying today.
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12 October 2014
A great collection of our HELOC news articles that we have been publishing throughout the years.Use the links below to navigate to the article and information that you would like to read more about.
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27 August 2014
Borrowers with home equity lines of credit (HELOCs) will face a growing risk of default over the next several years, as the bills come due on millions of such loans.
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