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Fears fading over looming home equity resets

Fears fading over looming home equity resets

home equityMillions of customers with home equity lines of credit (HELOCs) are expected to see their payments rise in the coming years, but lenders don’t believe these customers pose as much risk to the housing market as they originally feared, according to new research from TransUnion, a credit information service provider.

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Flood Insurance Rates Going Up? Here’s What to Do

Flood Insurance Rates Going Up? Here’s What to Do

If you live where floods happen, you may see an increase on your next flood insurance bill. Here’s why rates are changing, plus tips to help you figure out if you’re affected.

(On March 21, 2014, President Obama signed into law a bill to provide relief from high flood insurance rates. Read about it here.) Read the rest of this entry

What to Do if Your Lender Cuts Off Your HELOC

When a Lender Can Close Your Credit Line

A home equity line that lets you borrow money as you need it can be a great way to pay for a remodeling project or an education — unless the lender cuts off your line in the middle of a home improvement or when your kid is only halfway through college. Read the rest of this entry

Experts Predict 2014 Housing Market

Experts Predict 2014 Housing Market

The U.S. real estate market made a robust comeback in 2013, surpassing expectations of many economists, as the combination of low inventories and historically low interest rates caused home prices to rise and even helped fuel bidding wars in some markets, surpassing the expectations of many economists. While positive trends, such as increasing home values, are expected to continue into 2014, mortgage rates are also expected to rise in the coming year and could put a damper on home buyers’ abilities to afford new homes. Read the rest of this entry