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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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    What is a Home Equity Line of Credit?
    When you need to borrow money quickly to cover an expense or large purchase, you may first consider taking out a personal loan or using a credit card. While both of these types of financing can be great...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 Line of Credit as an Alternative to Credit Card Debt
    With the average interest rates on credit cards reaching 15 percent, consumers can be weary of using them to finance their purchases. Instead of using credit cards and paying high interest rates, some...Read More
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    Home Equity Loan Interest: When Is it Tax Deductible?
    Under certain circumstance, you can receive a home equity loan tax deduction on the interest of the loan. Home equity credit options provide homeowners this benefit that is not available with personal...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