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  • House made of money with rays of light coming out Tapping home equity is cheap if you can qualify

    Home equity lines of credit are great for home renovations or college bills, and lenders are charging 4% or less in many parts of the country. But is your home worth enough to support a second mortgage?

  • 8 critical home repairs you can't ignore

    Some home repairs you can postpone forever. These are the kinds of leaks, shorts, cracks and critters that can lead to exceptionally expensive, even catastrophic, damage that you simply can't ignore.

  • Elderly man and younger woman holding mortgage Dying with a mortgage: What happens to your home?

    Will your heirs get to keep your home? We've found five likely scenarios if you should die before your mortgage is paid off.

  • toy house on fanned money 4 smart moves for using home equity

    If the value of your house has recovered and you're considering tapping your home equity, here's our advice: Tread lightly.

  • Paying more now could save your home later

    Wells Fargo no longer allows home equity line of credit borrowers to make interest-only payments on their loans, meaning minimum monthly payments will rise. But this move could also save your house from foreclosure.

  • How to renovate on a budget

    These 6 smart moves will help you make shrewd choices in updating your house while avoiding costly budget overruns.

  • Hurricane evacuation sign Batten down your finances for hurricane season

    We often say that the three biggest threats to every family's financial security are divorce, job loss and illness. Catastrophic storms are probably a close fourth. If you live anywhere along the gulf or Atlantic coasts, these smart moves can help you bounce back from the worst Mother Nature might throw at you.

  • How to replace your air conditioner

    How do you know when the time is right to upgrade the way you cool your home? A lot of different factors come into play, including what kind of unit you already have and the replacement cost. Here are seven questions you should ask first.

  • Darci Swisher Don't count on HGTV-like returns from your renovations

    The post-renovation value of every home on Love It or List It is more than the total cost of the renovations. And that just doesn't happen. At least not in the United States.

  • How to deal with an abandoned home

    An abandoned home can be an eyesore -- or worse. It can be a hazard for inquisitive kids, a haven for drug dealers and drag down property values throughout an entire neighborhood. Here's where to find help and turn that property around.

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