Home Equity

  1. 5 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a New Home

    Understand five specific mistakes to avoid when buying a new home.
  2. Yes, You Can Make Money on Your Home Equity

    While it is not without risk, it is possible to use the equity in your home, especially ...
  3. 10 Best States to Own a Big House

    On top of the low property taxes and average housing costs, these states all tend ...
  4. Find the Best Homeowners Insurance

    Don't wait for the next Hurricane Sandy or massive oil sands fire to find out if ...
  5. Should You Pay All Cash For Your Next Home?

    Pay cash only for a home? Here are the pros and cons.
  6. Reverse Mortgage Pitfalls

    Before tapping your home equity through a reverse mortgage, find out what could go ...
  1. Wells Fargo Launches 3% Mortgage Down Payment ...

    Late last month the lender unveiled a 3% down program.
  2. One Reverse Mortgage Reviews: What You Need to ...

    Discover what products One Reverse Mortgage can offer for homeowners age 62 and over, ...
  3. Citi Borrowers' Home Equity Payments Poised to ...

    Defaults could rise as Citigroup home equity borrowers who had been paying interest ...
  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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