Home equity is the market value of a homeowner’s unencumbered interest in their real property, that is, the difference between the home’s fair market value and the outstanding balance of all liens on the property. In economics, home equity is sometimes called real property value. (Wikipedia) Homeownership offers many advantages over renting, including a stable living environment, […]
Articles about Home Equity Loans
A home equity loan is a type of loan in which the borrower uses the equity of his or her home as collateral. The loan amount is determined by the value of the property, and the value of the property is determined by an appraiser from the lending institution.
A home equity line of credit, or HELOC (pronounced he-lock), is a loan in which the lender agrees to lend a maximum amount within an agreed period (called a term), where the collateral is the borrower's equity in their house (akin to a second mortgage).
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Some time ago we wrote about this issue. Now the time has come so we are putting out the warning one more time. Ten years ago we were at the height of the real estate bubble. We all know what happened soon after that. In the years leading up to that time and a few […]