Home Equity

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Latest Articles

  • Why they are popular

    Affordable rates and tax deductible interest have helped home equity loans and lines soar in popularity.

    Apr 01, 2005
  • Chapter 4: Watch out!

    Understand risky loans before you agree to one. And watch out for these common loan scams.

    Apr 01, 2005
  • Risks of high LTV loans

    Watch out for high loan-to-value loans, which can sink you into debt for more than your home is worth.

    Mar 31, 2005
  • Rights of rescission

    Found better credit terms? Got cold feet? You can cancel certain loans within three business days sans penalty.

    Mar 31, 2005
  • What lenders look for

    Your income and credit history will be on the table as lenders consider the conditions of your loan.

    Mar 31, 2005
  • Dealing with fraud

    Have you been victimized by wily lenders or contractors? This is what you should know – and do.

    Mar 31, 2005
  • Scam artists

    There are some shifty lenders out there. Don’t get bit by a money-hungry loan shark! Here are common scams:

    Mar 31, 2005
  • Balloon loan pitfalls

    Watch out for loan terms that end in surprise lump sum payments, often referred to as balloon payments.

    Mar 31, 2005