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Improving the HELOC Experience

Established relationships with lenders still play a crucial role for borrowers looking at home equity line of credit (HELOC) according to the latest U.S. Home Equity Line of Credit Satisfaction Study by research and rating firm J.D. Power. The study ...

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How Equity Among Retirees

According to a study by the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association, housing equity for homeowners aged 62 and older increased by $149 billion between Q3 2017 and Q4 2017, hitting a massive total of $6.6 trillion. The National Reverse Mortgage ...

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U.S. Homeownership Rates Lose Ground to Other Developed Countries

The rate of homeownership in the U.S. is in the middle to lower range compared to other developed countries according to an analysis by the Urban Institute. In fact, data showed that the rate is about the same as it ...

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HELOC Rates Could Jump 75 Basis Points in 2018

For borrowers hoping to secure a home equity line of credit (HELOC) in 2018, sooner rather than later would be the best approach according to a new 2018 forecast by Bankrate. With the Fed recently increasing interest rates, Bankrate predicts ...

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U.S. Homeowners’ Trillion-Dollar Quarter

Home equity got a big boost in the third quarter, and fewer American homes are upside down. A new report offers several reasons why.

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Tapping Into Home Equity

A new report breaks down home equity by race and age, finding that Black homeowners 65 years and older are more likely to take out reverse mortgages than any other demo.

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Home Equity: Funding Business

Having a business idea and not knowing how to fund it can be a daunting task, but there may be one option that entrepreneurs are forgetting about—drawing from home equity.

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The Home Equity Problem for Generation X

There is a disparity with home equity between Gen X and millennials, according to a recent report. Did millennials catch up, or did Gen X fall behind?

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Equity To Borrowers Hits 11-year High

Rising home prices nationally have created the strongest equity economy since 2006, according to a new report by Black Knight. Borrowers have nearly $5 trillion in equity to tap into, and the number of underwater borrowers has dropped dramatically. Refis account for a stronger share of borrowing than they have for years.

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Seniors Are Sitting on Trillions of Dollars

Poor financial literacy and complexity, high costs of mortgage products, and a desire to stay out of debt may steer seniors away from reverse mortgage products.

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