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Home Equity Loans

How Do You Shop For a HELOC?

Jack M. Guttentag | Posted 10.08.2015 | Business
Jack M. Guttentag

No, shopping for a HELOC is very different from shopping for a standard mortgage. If you know the information you need, shopping is easier, but if you don't know what you need and don't ask the right questions, you are highly vulnerable to an overcharge.

4 Ways to Lower Your Credit Card Debt

Dustin Jacobs | Posted 06.10.2015 | Business
Dustin Jacobs

Many people use credit cards to build their credit but lose track of how much they're spending. Credit cards are a quick and easy fix when you want something and don't have the means for it. If you're swimming in credit card debt, these tips will help you get to dry land.

How to Sell Your Home and Buy Another at the Same Time

realtor.com | Posted 09.07.2013 | HuffPost Home
realtor.com

There is no right answer in choosing any of these scenarios. Your Realtor may be able to advise which is best, depending on the local market. However, much depends on your financial stability, as well as your tolerance for risk or disruption.

Delinquencies Fall

Reuters | Posted 09.02.2012 | Money

* ABA says Q1 delinquencies fell in 10 of 11 categories * Home equity lines of credit saw uptick in delinquencies * ABA ...

Federal Reserve: Americans' Home Equity Lowest Since 1940s

AP | DEREK KRAVITZ and CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 08.09.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Falling real estate prices are eating away at home equity. The percentage of their homes that Americans own is near its lowest poin...

JPMorgan Could Be Forced To Repurchase Home Equity Loans

Reuters | Posted 05.28.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) could be forced to repurchase thousands of home equity loan...

Borrowers Aren't Paying Billions In Home Equity Loans

nytimes.com | DAVID STREITFELD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

During the great housing boom, homeowners nationwide borrowed a trillion dollars from banks, using the soaring value of their houses as security. Now ...

Inflation's All But Gone - Here's How It Will Affect Your Bottom Line

AP | JEANNINE AVERSA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — It's a good time to buy a car or refinance a mortgage, thanks to super-low inflation and interest rates. Invest in a savings accou...

No E-ZPass for Auto Dealers

Catherine Lutz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Catherine Lutz

Auto dealers may get a pass on financial reform despite outstanding car loans totaling $850 billion, greater than national credit card debt and second only to home mortgages.

Language Matters: A "House" Is Not a "Home"

Martin Luz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Martin Luz

The American fascination with "home" had always been rooted in some idea of the life one could build there. Then at some point, ideas changed -- and so did the words that went with them.

Wall Street Credit Crash Threatens To Tank U.S. Auto Industry

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Diane Tucker

"Every job lost on Wall Street impacts two-to-three jobs on the outside. By comparison, every job lost at an auto plant impacts nearly 10 jobs on the outside... We don't want to know what happens if the domestic auto industry gets away from us."

Fed Cut Is Bad News For Savers

USA Today | Barbara Hagenbaugh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Fed's cut is good news for borrowers but bad for savers. Lenders cut the prime rate, the benchmark for many home-equity loans. Credit card rates ...