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The Difference Between a HELOC and a Second Mortgage

Which home equity loan should you choose? You’ve worked hard to pay your first mortgage balance down, and in turn that creates equity in your home. Simply put, the equity is the difference between your home’s value and the outstanding first mortgage balance. If you are considering a large home remodeling project, a second home, debt consolidation, or paying for … Continue reading

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Understanding Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC)

What is a Home Equity Line of Credit or HELOC? A Home Equity Line of Credit or HELOC is a loan that’s most often used to finance a home improvement, maintenance project or any other large purchase. Since your home is usually your most valuable asset, it’s used as collateral for the loan. The term length may last as long as … Continue reading

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5 Budget-Friendly Home Update Ideas

Sometimes, the list seems endless with all the ideas of home improvement projects you could do.  But what updates make the most sense and don’t break your budget?  Here are some ideas to get started. Minor Bathroom Remodel—Consider a fresh coat of paint, new hardware, or even new mirrors to spruce up your space. If you want to give it … Continue reading

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Should I stay or should I go?

This spring season, you may ask yourself: “Should I invest in a home improvement project or should I move into a new home?” Here are the benefits of home improvement and how to save with a home equity line of credit. Ask yourself, do I really need a new home? Or will a simple home improvement like replacing the front door or fixing … Continue reading

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