What's a Good Use for a HELOC?

by Erica Starr 8. July 2016
When you take out a home equity line of credit, you're offering your house as collateral to secure another loan. The upside: You can gain access to up to 80% of your home's value, minus your current mortgage balance and adjusted based on your creditworthiness.The downside? If you can't make your payments, you could lose where you live. Because the stakes are high, you want to make sure you use a HELOC for the right reasons. Here are a few. [More]

How to Decide: Home Equity Loan or Line of Credit?

by Wade Barnes 14. September 2011
So, you’ve decided to add an addition, pay tuition expense, or have a cushion for life’s unexpected expenses. As your home is one of your greatest assets, many people decide to borrow against the equity in their home by obtaining a Home Equity Loan or a Home Equity Line of Credit. The tough decision is deciding which product will best suit your situation. When working through the decision of whether to obtain a Home Equity Loan or a Home Equity Line of Credit, there are 4 catego... [More]


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