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Find out what home equity is and how to use it, plus news, advice and tools on home equity loans and HELOCs.
Borrowing against the equity in your home can be a smart move if you’re careful.
When lenders check your financial situation, these criteria will count the most.
Building equity is a smart financial move, and there are a few ways to do it.
Use these five steps to learn how much equity you have in your home.
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Knowing the differences among equity loans will help you make the right choice.
Tapping home equity can be a smart move, but know what surprises could be lurking.
Your home isn’t a piggy bank, but there are wise ways to use its equity.
Your payments could go up drastically once your home equity line of credit turns 10.
There are a few things you should do if your HELOC draw period is ending.
View current home equity interest rates based on Bankrate.com’s weekly national survey of large banks and thrifts.
There are good reasons to refinance your home equity loan, but there are risks too.
Home equity borrowers can deduct interest, but only if they meet these requirements.
For some homeowners, it could make sense to refinance with a home equity loan.
Here’s what to do if you have a HELOC or have considered applying.