Home Equity Line of Credit – Great for Remodeling Projects

Written by Charles Essmeier

Many homeowners are lucky enough to find a house that represents exactly what they want in a home. They buy it, makerepparttar payments on it, and live more or less happily ever after. Others are not so fortunate. Some buyers who live in a pricey market may have to settle for less house than they need, hoping to find a solution to their lack of space later. A third group of buyers may find that their housing needs change over time, as their family size increases. What can be done in these situations?

A common solution to these problems is to add on torepparttar 150294 house, often accomplished by converting a garage to a room, adding a room overrepparttar 150295 garage, or simply adding a room somewhere else onrepparttar 150296 property. For these projects, a home equity loan is a great source of financing. The home itself is used as collateral forrepparttar 150297 loan, andrepparttar 150298 addition actually increasesrepparttar 150299 value ofrepparttar 150300 house. As most of these projects involve a fixed cost,repparttar 150301 payments can be structured at a fixed interest rate over a specific period of time. But what aboutrepparttar 150302 do-it-yourself project? What ifrepparttar 150303 problem withrepparttar 150304 home isn’t a lack of space, but a lack of taste onrepparttar 150305 part of previous owners? Is there a better financing choice in these situations?

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Home Equity – Foreclosure Often Not Necessary in Current Market

Written by Charles Essmeier

While driving around your community, you may have seen signs posted on telephone poles that offer “foreclosure help.” These seemingly generous offers to help financially troubled homeowners who are in danger of losing their homes to foreclosure are actually scams. Typically,repparttar “help” comes inrepparttar 150293 form of an offer to buyrepparttar 150294 home for a reduced price fromrepparttar 150295 homeowner. The scammer offers to pay offrepparttar 150296 homeowner’s existing debt and to rentrepparttar 150297 home back torepparttar 150298 homeowner until they can afford to buyrepparttar 150299 home back. The scam comes afterrepparttar 150300 owner signsrepparttar 150301 paperwork andrepparttar 150302 offer to rentrepparttar 150303 home to them abruptly disappears, leavingrepparttar 150304 scammer with an inexpensive house andrepparttar 150305 homeowner without a house or a place to live. Fortunately,repparttar 150306 current booming real estate market has made it possible for financially troubled homeowners to avoid foreclosure on their home andrepparttar 150307 scammers.

Foreclosure usually occurs after a homeowner fails to make his or her mortgage payments for a period of several consecutive months. Lenders are often willing to accommodate minor financial troubles from their borrowers, but sometimes, they have no choice but to evictrepparttar 150308 homeowner and sellrepparttar 150309 home. This is usually done at a public auction, as lenders place more importance on getting money back quickly than in gettingrepparttar 150310 highest pricerepparttar 150311 property can yield. Whilerepparttar 150312 national foreclosure rate has been fairly steady, it has been increasing in several states, notably Texas and Florida.

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