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Articles to Help You On Your Financial Journey

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Home Buying Tips Straight From the Experts

5 insider tips from mortgage officers. Find out what advice they would give you about buying a house. And find out why it’s normal to feel overwhelmed.
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    Here's What Your Home's Equity Can Be Used For

    What can you do with the equity in your home? Find out how to use it, which is better, and how to qualify for either.
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    Top Questions to Ask Before Buying a House

    Before you even start hunting for your dream house, there are important questions you need to get the answers to. What are the tax implications of buying a home? What if I don’t have a down payment? Can I actually afford to own a home?
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    Are Mortgage Refinances or Home Equity Loans Better?

    One of the biggest advantages to owning your home is the ability to tap into the equity you build, or the amount of your house that you’ve paid off. When you need to access that equity as cash, though, you’re faced with a couple of options.
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    What is a Home Equity Loan or Line of Credit?

    If you own your own home, you’ve likely heard about the concept of building equity, and with it a herd of questions: what is equity? How does equity work? How does it benefit me? Our article will sort through some of the information around home equity loans and home equity lines of credit to help you understand them and whether they are a good solution for you.
  • Couple discussing home equity loan versus home equity line of credit

    Home Equity Loans vs. Home Equity Lines of Credit

    One of the first steps in applying for a Home Equity Loan or Line of Credit (HELOC) is determining which is better for you. It requires a little research, but choosing the home equity product that is best is simply a matter of determining which has the options that suit your individual needs. Our article will compare Home Equity Loans and Home Equity Lines of Credit for you, helping you identify the advantages and disadvantages of each. Then you can assess the pros and cons of each, and measure them against your plans, budget and requirements