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As home prices recover, banks resume offering HELOCs

Jun 2, 2014
HELOCs, a form of second mortgage, are waking up from hibernation. And they're hungry.
Posted In: mortage, housing crisis

Is the interest rate risk worth it?

Feb 29, 2012
We have 7 years left to go to finish paying off our mortgage and we have a manageable amount of home equity borrowing. How wise or risky would it be to consolidate that, borrowing at a lower rate, if the new loan would be a home-equity loan? That's the advice we're hearing from our bank and the stated rate should be lower than the rates we have on our existing mortgage and home-equity borrowing. Is there a reason to think twice about this? Thanks! John, St. Paul, MN
Posted In: mortage, home equity loan