Buying a home for the first time is exciting, and it can also be intimidating. It’s an enormous commitment, and the process can seem incredibly complex. However, if you do your research and have a solid team in your corner, buying a home is less complicated than you think! To help you navigate buying your […]
Finance for Homeowners
A home can be a powerful piece of your financial situation. This archive addresses content that is all things finance for homeowners.
You may already know that a home equity line of credit (HELOC) may be one of the smartest ways to fund significant home repairs, pay for education costs or consolidate outstanding high-interest debt into a single loan at a lower interest rate. But how much equity do you need for a HELOC? In this post, […]
You’ve worked hard to build equity in your home, but just how much is your investment worth? Our home equity loan calculator gives you a free and instant estimate of just how much money — aka equity — you’ve built into your home! There are two main financial tools which allow borrowers to generate funds […]
Paying for home improvements is the most popular reason people apply for a HELOC. Yet there are a myriad of ways to use a home equity line of credit. (Unsure what a home equity line of credit is? Read our post on what a HELOC is and how it works.) Let’s take a look at […]
A ‘lien’ can seem like one of the scarier words, and concepts, in the financial world, but what is a property lien exactly? Chances are, that’s not the only question you have about liens. You likely also want to know how a lien works, whether it’s something you need to worry about when borrowing, if […]
Using the equity in your home to pay for substantial renovations on your property or consolidate debt could be a great option for many homeowners. How you access this equity, however, depends on your specific financial situation and needs. To help you make the right decision, we’re discussing home equity loan vs. line of credit […]