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Too soon for home equity loan?

Dear Dr. Don, I was wondering if it is possible to take out a second mortgage on my house to pay for my student loans. I've owned my house for about one year now, but I don't have much equity in the home. My student loan... Read more

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Do I lose home's equity in refi?

When refinancing your home at a lower interest rate, you can also preserve home equity. Read more

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Use home equity loan for college?

Dear Dr. Don, As a parent, is it a good idea to use my home equity loan to pay my son's current and future college tuition? Another option is to refinance my home and use the equity to pay for these education expenses....Read more

What's a cheap way to raise $25K?

Dear Dr. Don, My wife and I own our home free and clear. It's worth approximately $275,000. Our credit rating is excellent, and we don't have any other loan payments. All autos, credit cards, etc. have a balance of zero....Read more

Reverse mortgage vs. HELOC?

Dear Dr. Don, We own a condo in Florida and a home in Pittsburgh. I just retired at 70 years old, and now money is very tight. Can I qualify for a reverse mortgage on one of my homes? As you know, selling real estate in...Read more

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