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Reasons To Get A Home Equity Loan


Using a home equity loan really depends on what your needs, wants and desires are that prompt you to take the home equity loan in the first place.

The most common reason people obtain the loan is for debt consolidation however other uses include home improvements, educational expenses, unexpected family emergencies, medical expenses and in some cases for big ticket purchases.

As expected debt consolidation is the primary reason many people obtain a home equity loan. The thinking is sound especially if they're stuck paying anywhere from 17% to 21% in credit card debt. Department store cards are another money eater that using a home equity loan to pay off could be considered smart.

Paying for an education with the loan could prove beneficial in the long run but I'm hesitant to advocate taking out a loan for that reason. The only other reason I could recommend getting a home equity loan would be to pay for a home improvement project that could increase your home's value and could also make you feel better about your house.

For absolutely no reason would I ever advise anyone to take a home equity loan out to make a big ticket purchase. It simply doesn't make financial sense in the long run. As far as for medical reasons or family emergencies I would take that case by case to determine if it would be a smart decision.

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Birmingham Business Journal

Study: Even with rate upticks, metro Bham homeowners miss out on refinancing savings
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Many homeowners in the Birmingham metro area could be missing out on savings by not refinancing their mortgages – even with the recent uptick in rates. Jefferson County was listed as No. 1 in the state where homeowners are missing out on refinance ...



HousingWire

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Daily Trust

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CNBC

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Total mortgage applications rose 4.7 percent last week, driven by applications to refinance.

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Bankrate.com

4 ways to get the best mortgage refinance rate
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If you can shave at least one-half of 1 percentage point off your current mortgage rate, it can be worth your while to trade in your existing home loan for a new one. Here are some tips for getting the very best refinance rate. 1. Polish up your credit ...

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Philadelphia Business Journal

San Fran startup with Indy Hall roots expands to Pennsylvania
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Online home lending platform Lenda may be based in San Francisco, but its CEO and Co-founder Jason van den Brand is adamant. The Philadelphia area is home. That's one of the reasons why van den Brand — who grew up in Bucks County, graduated from ...



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TREVOSE, PA (January 30, 2018) — “This year is shaping up as a year of volatility for the residential mortgage industry, with originations plunging as interest rates rise in response to $1 trillion reductions in asset purchases by central banks,” says ...

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11 Ways to Get the Lowest Mortgage Refinance Rate - NerdWallet
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In the hunt for the lowest mortgage refinance rate, there are some things you can control and some you can't. Here are 11 things you can do.

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