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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.
If you want to borrow from your home equity, lenders will consider these factors.
Borrowing against the equity in your home can be a smart move if you’re careful.
Building home equity is a smart financial move, and there are a few ways to do it.
Learn how much equity you have in your home and how much of it you can borrow.
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Refinancing a home equity loan to a first mortgage will add a lot more in total interest expense.
Credit card debt may trump a home equity loan for a couple planning a home improvement project.
The biggest home equity lesson of the financial crisis is that your home is not a piggy bank.
Step by step guide to choosing between a home equity loan or a HELOC.
Using home equity to finance improvement projects makes sense in some situations, but not others.
Here are the average home equity rates from Bankrate’s weekly survey.
Home equity lenders have to OK a refinancing, and many are saying no. They want the loan paid off.
If you’ve taken out a home equity loan or HELOC, don’t forget you can deduct the interest.
Which type of equity loan is right for you? It depends on why you need the cash, and how long you’ll be borrowing.
Savings rates in America are low, while the debt load continues to climb. Is home debt bad?