Home Equity

Find out what home equity is and how to use it, plus news, advice and tools on home equity loans and HELOCs.

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  • Chapter 2: Decisions, decisions

    Which type of equity loan is right for you? It depends on why you need the cash, and how long you’ll be borrowing.

    1 min read Oct 20, 2008
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  • How bad is home equity debt?

    Savings  rates in America are low, while the debt load continues to climb. Is home debt bad? 

    1 min read Jun 16, 2008
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  • No money, too much debt

    This family home is mortgaged to the hilt with an ARM and a home equity loan. And there’s an income shortfall.

    3 min read May 21, 2007
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  • 4 easy steps to less debt

    Following this plan, Cathy can reduce her monthly shortfall and free up some equity in her home.

    5 min read May 21, 2007
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  • Interview: Barbara Corcoran

    TV show contributor and real estate mogul Barbara Corcoran once used the equity in her home to save her company.

    4 min read May 21, 2007
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  • Home equity tool kit

    These handy tips, calculators, work sheets and more will help you make a smart home equity decision.

    1 min read May 21, 2007
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  • Interview: Richard F. DeMong

    Borrowing on your home’s equity can be a good thing, in moderation, says professor Richard DeMong.

    7 min read May 21, 2007
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