Home Equity Basics

3 signs a home equity line is right for you

You can use the equity you’ve built up in your home to meet your larger financial goals. Home equity refers to the portion of your home that you actually own. You can

Home Equity Basics

How to protect and grow your home equity

During periods of economic instability, increasing home equity may be impossible and your attention may turn to simply maintaining the equity you've gained.

Home Equity Basics

Financial Literacy: Is your home an asset or a liability?

The home is the largest purchase that most people will ever make. Understanding if it's an asset or a liability can change how you approach planning for your future.

Home Equity Basics

3 reasons now may be a good time to tap into your home equity

If you've ever considered tapping into your home equity, the current economy and real estate market may have created the perfect time to do that. See why

Home Equity Basics

Fact vs. fiction: 7 Common myths about home equity

For many homeowners, leveraging their home equity offers a means to an end. If you’re considering a home equity loan, be sure to work with a lender that can help you separate the fact from the fiction.

Home Equity Basics

How to refinance a home in eight steps

Are you aiming to reduce your monthly mortgage payments, secure a lower interest rate, or turn a portion of your home equity into cash? First understand how the process works.

Home Equity Basics

What is a home equity loan and how does it work?

A home equity loan is type of loan that is secured by your home. Find out how long it takes and what it costs to get one, how funds are disbursed, and how much you may be able to take.

Home Equity Basics

What is a HELOC - a guide for homeowners

A walk through HELOC, including what they are, how they work, how you access and repay the funds, and also look at an alternative solution