Home Equity Articles

What Is a Home Equity Loan?
Gina Freeman (Pogol)

March 20, 2022

Learn how home equity loans work and how to calculate home equity. You can use a home equity loan to make home improvements, pay for college expenses or consolidate debt.

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How to Get a Home Equity Loan with Bad Credit
Aly J. Yale

March 13, 2022

It’s not impossible to get a home equity loan with bad credit. Though a low credit score could certainly make it harder to get a loan, learn about ways to make it happen.

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What Is Refinancing?
Richard Barrington

January 19, 2022

A refinance loan is a loan you use to refinance debt for a lower payment, better interest rate or other benefit. Learn when to refinance and refinance alternatives for debt.

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Should You Use a Home Equity Loan to Pay Off Debt?
Housten Donham

September 18, 2019

Using your home equity to pay off debt could be a smart choice. But it's important to know the pros and cons before paying off debt with a home equity loan.

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The Pros and Cons of Loan Refinancing
Molly Zilli

April 9, 2019

Will refinancing save you money? Before you make the decision to refinance, weigh the pros and cons of refinancing a loan.

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How to Use Home Equity
Kate Robinson Beckwith

September 4, 2019

It's important that you learn how to use home equity if you choose to use some of your home's value to make home improvements, pay off debt, or pay tuition.

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Refinancing: Pros and Cons
Tammi Huang

March 20, 2019

When you refinance a loan, you’re getting a new loan to pay off the previous…

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How Much Can You Borrow on a Home Equity Loan?
Janie Basile

September 12, 2019

How much equity you can borrow from your home depends on its value, your mortgage…

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The 3 Most Unexpected Costs of Owning a Home
John Russo

August 20, 2019

We asked over 1,000 homeowners to tell us about the three most unexpected costs of…

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How to Use Your Home Equity to Pay Off Student Loans
Dave Rathmanner

March 22, 2019

Are you struggling to pay for college or eager to repay student loan debt. Here…

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