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15 October 2007
Market dynamics make it a great time to find and purchase that dream home, as long as the purchase isn't contingent upon the sale of your existing one.If it is, use a HELOC to bridge the financial gap.
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26 September 2007
With relatively low interest rates and tax-deductible interest, home equity lines of credit (HELOCs) have always been considered the best choice when it comes to home improvement loans.But while they might be the top lending tool for homeowners, HELOCs have their fair share of risks.
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19 September 2007
Home equity loans are harder to come by as secondary market investors rethink their exposure to the struggling U.S.mortgage industry.
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22 August 2007
Leveraging your home equity can be an easy, affordable way to borrow lots of money.Make sure that the risks don't outweigh the rewards.
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13 August 2007
A home equity line of credit can be a great tool for consolidating high interest credit card debt, or financing a long-overdue home improvement project.Get the lowest rate possible, and then bank the savings over time.
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16 July 2007
Once upon a time, taking on debt or selling your house was the only way to cash out your home equity.Now there's a new choice-introducing the REX.
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23 June 2007
The kids are begging for a swimming pool while you're daydreaming about tall drinks and lazy summer afternoons in the welcoming shade of a beautiful new veranda.Could a home equity loan be on the horizon?.
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11 June 2007
Since all home equity loans are not created equal, you might find it frustrating when you consider your options.Make your life easier by taking a logical, organized approached to equity loan shopping.
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6 June 2007
It's easy to get a home equity loan to turn your home into the mansion of your dreams.But how far should you go?.
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15 April 2007
When you're strapped for cash, debt consolidation may sound as refreshing as an iced cold glass of water on a hot day.The irony is that debt consolidation loans require you to take on more debt, the very thing you already have too much of.
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13 April 2007
Say the words "home equity loan" out loud, and most people think "another monthly payment." But home equity can also equal megabucks if used as an investment tool.
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29 March 2007
There are right ways and wrong ways to approach every financial transaction.When it comes to home equity lines of credit (HELOC) and home equity loans, doing things the right way can result in significant short and long-term savings.
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26 March 2007
Loan closings aren't fun-so why suffer through them more often than necessary? If you're in the process of closing a home mortgage loan, consider simultaneously obtaining a home equity line of credit (HELOC) from the same lender.
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22 March 2007
If you've been dreaming of a second home, 2007 may be the year to make that dream come true.When the real estate bubble burst, the hardest hit sector was the second home market.
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5 March 2007
Have you ever noticed how people "in the know" also happen to be "in the dough?" The wealthiest people often make smart investment decisions based on informed opinions.You can do the same when it comes to debt, especially with home equity loans.
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19 January 2007
As the year comes to a close, it makes sense to re-assess your finances and make sure that you're on track for the future.An important step in this process is examining your mortgage to ensure that you're still getting the best deal possible.
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14 January 2007
If you're planning to fund an upcoming project with your home's equity, don't jump in without knowing the facts.Understanding the key differences between HELOC's and home equity loans makes for more effective decisions.
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10 January 2007
Do you have a big expense on the horizon? Are you thinking of tapping into your home equity to generate the necessary funding? A home equity loan can be an appealing mortgage instrument, but only if you know the right ways to use it.
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3 January 2007
Homeowners love to discover innovative methods to borrow money and expand equity.Now, a new home loan repayment idea born in the UK has arrived in the U.S.The so-called "mortgage accelerator" uses home equity loans to pay off mortgages and generate additional equity.
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27 December 2006
Timing is the key to comedy.It's also a big part of mortgage lending fraud; but this kind of funny business yields no laughs for the audience.Deceptive mortgage lenders know the right time to stick it to consumers.
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