Home Equity

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What is Home Equity?

Home Equity is the part of a home's value that the mortgage borrower owns outright; the difference between the fair market value of the home and the principal balances of all mortgage loans.

Product Rate Change
30K Home Equity Loan 4.91% --0.00
50K Home Equity Loan 4.14%  0.01
75K Home Equity Loan 4.13% --0.00
 

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HELOC vs. reverse mortgage?

Dear Senior Living Adviser, If you have a home equity line of credit , or HELOC, for $150,000 with no balance on it, should you use it instead of a reverse mortgage? Which is a better way to save the assets if there is... Read more

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Good, bad ways to use home equity

There are many reasons to tap home equity, but some of them might not make sense for you. Read more

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Ask before tapping home equity

Here's what to figure out before getting a home equity loan or line of credit.Read more

3 ways to lose a HELOC

When a HELOC is secured by your home, one of these options may help you to keep your property.Read more

HELOCs offer fixed-rate option

Borrowers can set aside part of a home equity line of credit as a fixed-rate loan.Read more

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