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Sell and leaseback programs, which allow a homeowner to sell their house but continue living in it under the new owner, give Boomers the chance to tap into equity and stay in the family home. Sounds like a win-win situation – but is it a good idea?
Have debt you just can’t seem to pay down? Check out our 12 Months to Being Debt Free series! January kicks off with prepping your pay-off plan. Read on to learn more.
What are reverse mortgages and how do they work? Many baby boomers turn to this finance product to free home additional cash – but that debt comes at a price. Here’s what you need to know.
ATB is offering a 3% rate on their HELOCs – the lowest rate in Canada! Available in Alberta until May 31, this makes it more affordable for home owners to access their equity – but is it a good idea to take out a loan when national interest rates are low?
There seems to be a lot of confusion out there among current homeowners over their Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) options: what exactly are they and when should they be used? While you may be familiar with the idea of tapping into your home’s equity in a pinch, the truth is that a HELOC …
Could you use a little extra cash? In today’s tough economy, who couldn’t? This week on Money Wise, we’re exploring an increasingly popular method of borrowing – a home equity line of credit. The problem – many Canadians don’t know what they are, and with household debt levels at record highs, HELOCs can add even more fuel to the fire.
The concept behind a Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) is simple – leverage your home in return for a hefty line of credit to draw from. However, it’s the underlying challenges associated with HELOC variable interest rates that makes a HELOC a tool best reserved for the thrifty and financially astute.
Should you take out a HELOC on your home to fund your retirement plan? For some, it’s a good option – but understand the interest and pay back realities.
What is a home equity line of credit and how can it work for your borrowing needs? HELOCs can be a convenient way to access extra cash, but be aware of the pros and cons before tapping into your home’s equity to avoid dangerous levels of debt.