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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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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.
A ‘bargain’ remodeling job can turn into a costly headache if you don’t follow these four steps.
Step by step guide to choosing between a home equity loan or a HELOC.
A couple wonders if interest on a HELOC is tax deductible if the loan is used for an LLC.
The interest on the HELOC is tax-deductible, but your line of credit may outlive the car.
Using home equity to finance improvement projects makes sense in some situations, but not others.
The long-term picture is brighter, but only for borrowers with good credit.
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.