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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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Good, bad ways to use home equity

You want to borrow against your home's equity to pay for what?! Read more

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Will HELOC exit report post-Ch. 7?

Dear Bankruptcy Adviser, I filed Chapter 7, and my debts will be discharged within days. Included was a home equity line of credit. The home was awarded to my ex-husband in the divorce, but I had co-signed on the loan....Read more

Getting runaround from lender?

Dear Dr. Don, I have some questions about some problems I'm having with a home equity loan. The Truth in Lending Act statement said it was a fixed-rate loan with 120 payments to pay off a $24,000 loan over 10 years. At...Read more

Home equity loan vs. refi?

Dear Dr. Don, My credit union has recommended that I take out a home equity loan at a fixed rate of 3.8 percent. That would be lower than the rate of 4.75 percent on my current mortgage, which still has 27 years to go and...Read more

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