Tag: home equity

Being able to manage, use and protect the equity in your home is a key skill you need to achieve financial success as a homeowner. We have the latest news and trends about how America is using equity built up in property to get ahead and how some may be putting their homes at risk of foreclosure. Learn how to use your equity without risking your home here.

Unlocking the equity built up in your home

HELOC Domino Effect

Sep 16, 2016 | Meghan Alard

A study finds missed payments on a Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) often lead to other delinquencies with primary mortgages and credit card debt.

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Why Don’t More Seniors Use Reverse Mortgages?

Apr 11, 2016 | Meghan Alard

Statistics show only 2% of eligible seniors take advantage of reverse mortgages to access valuable home equity. Is cognitive aging to blame for the aversion?

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Good News for Seniors

Jan 13, 2016 | Michael Koretzky

Reports show seniors have excess home equity that could be used to achieve financial goals, but a reverse mortgage should always be pursued carefully.

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Another Crash on the Horizon?

Oct 19, 2015 | Meghan Alard

Several key market indicators show signs we may be getting into another bad situation with subprime lending ahead given current market fluctuations.

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Delinquencies Rise as HELOCs Mature

Jun 24, 2015 | Monica Victor

The 10 year term on HELOCS extended during the recession is drawing near and delinquencies have already begun popping up. Is your budget ready?

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Real Estate Results for 2014

Feb 27, 2015 | Meghan Alard

The National Association of Realtors provides an in-depth look at 2014 home buying data. We explain what this means for homebuyers this year.

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More Homeowners Taking Advantage of Home Equity Gains

Oct 13, 2014 | Meghan Alard

Borrowers are getting comfortable taking out money against their home’s equity, but are home equity loans putting us back in line for a bad bubble burst?

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20 Percent of Home-Equity Loans at Risk of Default

Aug 25, 2014 | April Lewis-Parks

Payments on home equity loans taken out in the early 2000’s may double now that the interest-only draw period is ending. Here’s how to avoid default.

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New HUD Rules for Reverse Mortgages

Aug 14, 2014 | April Lewis-Parks

New HUD rules try to clear up the confusion over reverse mortgages, but are these new rules really helping seniors borrowers get a better deal?

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Home Equity Loans Gain Popularity Again

Jul 28, 2014 | April Lewis-Parks

Home equity loans are a hit again with consumers, but there is danger lurking for many who don’t really understand what a loan and line of credit is.

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