Investing

How To Get Equity Out Of A Paid-Off House

You finally own your home free and clear and want to put that equity to use — without having to sell. Is this even possible?

Fortunately, the answer is yes. If you qualify, you could obtain a home equity loan on a paid-off house, or a home equity line of credit (HELOC) or reverse mortgage — or, you might opt

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Green Real Estate

Institutional investors have bought hundreds of thousands of

By Emma Ockerman

As rental prices soar nationwide, the Democratic chair of a House subcommittee called out ‘predatory’ behavior by institutional investors

Democratic lawmakers are scrutinizing whether the American dream of a suburban home and white picket fence is being seized upon by large institutional investors, costing working people a shot at property ownership.

The House Financial Services Subcommittee on

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Investing

Can I Use a Home Equity Loan To Buy Land?

Obtaining a loan to buy raw land (as opposed to land with a home or other buildings already on it) can be difficult. Even if you can find a lender willing to finance the purchase, the interest rate and fees may be significantly higher than on a regular mortgage. One alternative, if you own a home that has accumulated some

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