Find out what home equity is and how to use it, plus news, advice and tools on home equity loans and HELOCs.
How to build home equity
Building home equity is a smart financial move, and there are a few ways to do it.
How to calculate home equity
Learn how much equity you have in your home and how much of it you can borrow.
Home equity loan requirements
If you want to borrow from your home equity, lenders will consider these factors.
Home Equity Loans on the rise in 2023
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Pros and cons of home equity loans
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Where to get a home equity loan
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Should you use a HELOC to pay off your mortgage?
It’s possible to pay off your mortgage with a HELOC, but should you?3 min read Sep 23, 2022
Top home equity-rich states in the U.S.
More homeowners are holding equity-rich real estate, according to new data.2 min read Sep 21, 2022
Deciding to use home equity to pay for college
Before leveraging your equity for tuition, you’ll need to balance a number of considerations.7 min read Aug 30, 2022
Using a HELOC for medical expenses
You may be cover medical debt with a HELOC, but know the pros and cons first.5 min read Aug 29, 2022
Does a HELOC affect your credit score?
A HELOC has different effects on your credit during all stages of the loan.5 min read Aug 18, 2022
Home equity loan or HELOC vs. cash-out mortgage refinance
Knowing the differences among equity loans will help you make the right choice.5 min read Aug 17, 2022
7 reasons to use home equity
Borrowing from your home equity can pay off, but only if you’re smart about it.8 min read Jul 26, 2022
Cash out refi vs. home equity loan: What you need to know
For some homeowners, it could make sense to refinance with a home equity loan.6 min read Jul 22, 2022
Take out home equity to invest in your business idea
Starting a new small business can be difficult if you don’t qualify for a traditional loan. Your home equity can fund your startup — here’s how.5 min read Jul 21, 2022
What to know before your HELOC draw period ends
There are a few things you should do if your HELOC draw period is ending.6 min read Jul 20, 2022