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Using Home Equity as a Piggy Bank

Home Equity as a Piggy Bank?

As mentioned in my previous articles on Debt, historically low interest rates have fueled an unprecedented increase in personal borrowing and household debt. One significant component of this debt is real estate mortgages and debt secured by real estate. To make matters worse, many people make poor decisions regarding the use of equity.

Equity in your home is the difference between its market value and the balance on any mortgage. Once home equity is accumulated, there are several ways to use it to your advantage...

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The Mortgage: Buying and Financing a Home

Balancing House and Money

For most people, buying or building a home is the largest single purchase and investment they will ever make. There are so many issues to be considered and so many decisions to be made. Once you have decided whether to buy or build, careful consideration must be given to location and neighborhood, size, interior layout and exterior design, affordability and, of course, mortgage and financing. Arranging the mortgage and financing is the first concrete step before proceeding with your purchase or building project.

Buy or Build?

Many families prefer to build a new home for a number of reasons...

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