Home Equity Lines of Credit – also called HELOCs – are a financing tool that allow homeowners to access and use valuable equity in their homes by borrowing against the value of the property, but the process is not without it’s risks. Learn how HELOCs are being used and what they mean for the mortgage market in the U.S. today.
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.
Aug 24, 2015 | Michael Koretzky
Mortgage delinquencies are at 10-year lows despite concerns that HELOC maturity could hurt borrowers, but non-mortgage debt reaches historic highs.
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?
Jun 17, 2015 | Monica Victor
Mortgage payments are on the rise; so is subprime lending. While the former is good news, the latter may be bad news for homebuyers and the economy.
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?
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.
Debt Advice, Housing