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    How to Get a Home Equity Loan
    Home equity financing is about the cheapest money available, because the loans are secured by real estate -- an asset that usually increases in value and is impossible to move. However, mortgage lenders...Read More
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    How Much are Closing Costs for a Home Equity Loan?
    If you're planning a major home improvement, need to cover college tuition for your child or want to consolidate debt, you might be considering a home equity loan. While there are several benefits...Read More
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    Home Equity Loan vs Home Equity Line of Credit
    Homeowners who need cash may qualify to borrow against the equity in their homes. Home equity is generally defined the current value of the home minus the amount of liens against it -- like mortgage balances....Read More
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    How Much is My House Worth: Understanding Home Equity
    When homeowners consider home value it's usually because they're thinking about selling their homes. But there's another side to home value, which is "How much is my house worth to me...Read More
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    Best Ways to Add Value to Your Home
    You've heard that upgrading kitchens and bathrooms are the top ways to add value to your home, and you're right—but according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the one improvement...Read More
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    Second Mortgage: What You Need to Know
    There are many reasons to tap into your home equity. Maybe you're looking to buy another home, or need to avoid paying for PMI? Getting a second mortgage may be the answer, but before you commit, you'll...Read More
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    Home Equity Loan Requirements: What Do I Need to Borrow Against My Home's Value?
    While there are numerous ways to grow wealth, owning your own home is often considered one of the best. By becoming a homeowner instead of renting, you can build equity in a property that will (hopefully)...Read More
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    What Is a Home Equity Loan and Should You Get One?
    If you have equity in your home, you may qualify for a home equity loan. But what is a home equity loan and should you get one? Here's what you need to know. What Are Home Equity Loans? To understand...Read More
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    What You Should Know About a 2nd Mortgage
    If you are still paying off your original mortgage, you might wonder why you would want to take on a 2nd mortgage. This might seem to be piling on yet another financial obligation, but 2nd mortgages can...Read More