Find out what home equity is and how to use it, plus news, advice and tools on home equity loans and HELOCs.
Home equity loan requirements
If you want to borrow from your home equity, lenders will consider these factors.
How to build home equity
Building home equity is a smart financial move, and there are a few ways to do it.
What is home equity and how can you use it?
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How a HELOC can advance your business
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Should you use a home equity loan to pay off vehicle debt?
A home equity loan may not be a good choice to pay off your vehicle loan.3 min read Mar 14, 2022
Do I lose home equity after refinancing?
When refinancing your home at a lower interest rate, you can also preserve home equity.3 min read Feb 28, 2022
Unlock review 2022: Tap into your home equity
Unlock offers an untraditional way to tap into your home equity.5 min read Feb 01, 2022
How does the coronavirus crisis affect HELOCs?
Here’s what to do if you have a HELOC or have considered applying.3 min read Jan 26, 2022
How to take advantage of the peak in senior housing wealth
Senior homeowners can take advantage of the peak in senior housing wealth to further strengthen their finances.6 min read Nov 22, 2021
Millennials go their own way when it comes to tapping home equity, survey finds
Tapping equity for home improvements? Tap away. How about trips and electronics? Think again.5 min read Oct 06, 2021
Should you use a HELOC to buy property overseas?
How some people use the equity in their homes to buy property overseas.7 min read Aug 20, 2021
Home equity lender reviews: Top 5 for debt consolidation
Understand the perks and drawbacks of using home equity to consolidate your debt.7 min read Apr 20, 2021
Home equity rises even as loan availability tightens
Americans have tons of cash locked up in their homes.4 min read Nov 05, 2020
Survey: Only 11% of U.S. homeowners will use loans to cover home improvement projects
Despite high interest rates, most homeowners are using credit cards for renovations.4 min read Sep 09, 2020