Home Equity

  1. 5 Reasons Not to Use Your Home Equity Line of ...

    Find out why taking a loan from a home equity line of credit may be a bad idea, and ...
  2. Should You Buy Or Build a Home?

    You're ready for a new house. Should you buy it or build it? Here's how to think ...
  3. The 3 Best Mortgage Lenders for Refinancing

    Understand the refinancing process and why it is often beneficial, and identify several ...
  4. 3 Companies with Low Mortgage Refinance Rates

    Learn why a mortgage refinance might save you thousands of dollars in interest payments, ...
  5. How to Get Rid of Private Mortgage Insurance

    Private mortgage insurance benefits the lender (the sole beneficiary of PMI), but ...
  6. 5 Ways to Budget Home Remodeling Costs

    A bit of preparation and research on home remodeling can help you avoid unpleasant ...
  1. Citi Borrowers' Home Equity Payments Poised to ...

    Defaults could rise as Citigroup home equity borrowers who had been paying interest ...
  2. Homebuilders Finally Snag A Profit

    Many homebuilders turned in a profit in the most recent quarter. This profit was ...
  1. Should You Renovate or Move?

    Besides cost, what factors should you consider in deciding whether to remodel your ...
  2. The Complete Guide To Vacation Properties

    A step by step look at everything you need to know about purchasing vacation properties. ...
  3. The Complete Guide To Real Estate Renting

    Everything you need to know about renting property.
  1. Do FHA loans require escrow accounts?

    Understand how FHA mortgages require escrow accounts for property taxes, homeowners insurance and mortgage insurance premiums ...
  2. How do I calculate how much home equity I have?

    Find out how to calculate the home equity in your home, your home equity percentage and the loan-to-value, or LTV, based ...
  3. What are the typical requirements to qualify for closed end credit?

    Learn what closed-end credit is, and the various requirements that borrowers must meet in order to obtain a closed-end credit ...
  4. What are some examples of financial markets and their roles?

    Learn about the three largest financial markets and their roles. Understand what constitutes a capital market versus a money ...
  1. 10 Habits Of Successful Real Estate Investors

    We'll look at ten habits that help real estate investors build a solid real estate ...
  2. 5 Real Estate Fears That Keep You From Buying

    Don't let these concerns stop you from owning your own home. Learn how to overcome ...
  3. 6 Neighborhood Red Flags

    Before your next home purchase, make sure to inspect the quality of your neighborhood. ...
  4. 7 Smart Steps Every New Homeowner Should Take

    Just moved into a new home? Check out these 7 tips that every new homeowner should ...
  5. 5 Steps To Attaining A Mortgage

    If you're serious about buying a home, cleaning up your credit should be the first ...
  6. Obtaining Credit In A Bad Economy

    Recessions can put the brakes on lending. Learn how to get the loan you need during ...
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