Ask Brian: Should Equity Rich Baby Boomers Cash Out?

Ask Brian is a weekly column by Real Estate Expert Brian Kline. If you have questions on real estate investing, DIY, home buying/selling, or other housing inquiries please email your questions to [email protected] Question from Sandy in VT: Hi Brian, We have more than $260,000 of equity in our house today and we are afraid

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Compare Your Home Equity Borrowing Options

Your home equity is the difference between what you owe on your mortgage(s) and what your home is currently worth if you sold it today (the appraised value). For instance, if the remaining balance on your mortgage is $195,000 and the market value is $295,000, you have $100,000 of equity in your home. Your equity

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RoyaleLife CEO Robert Bull Warns of the Dangers of Early Equity Release

Equity release may seem like a good strategy in the short term, but the CEO of the UK’s largest provider of bungalow living for the over 45’s warns that the practice is, for many people, not the ideal financial strategy. The issue is that while equity release on the face of it saves on payments

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Ask Brian: What Should I Do When Selling My Home with Little Equity?

Ask Brian is a weekly column by Real Estate Expert Brian Kline. If you have questions on real estate investing, DIY, home buying/selling, or other housing inquiries please email your questions to [email protected] Question from Gil in OK: Hello Brian. I’m in big trouble. Right now, I’m more than a month behind on my mortgage

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Blackstone Closes Record $20.5B Real-Estate Fund

Blackstone Group Inc. has announced raising the largest-ever real estate fund of $20.5 billion to be invested in property assets around the world.

U.S. Home Equity Trends are Revealing

Have you ever wondered how many people in the U.S. own their own homes? More specifically, what is the average amount of equity people have in the homes they own? A glance at the U.S. statistics for home ownership rates and related data can be a real eye-opener. Where Do You Fit in the Following

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RMAX: A “Buy” or “Sell” Proposition for Q1 of 2019?

Is Bank of America’s downgrade of Re/Max (NYSE:RMAX) on the money?

Less than 10% of U.S. homes remain underwater, Zillow says

Almost a decade after the last recession, we’ve passed another milestone in the housing market recovery. The percentage of homeowners who owe more on their mortgage than the value of their home, or those who’re “underwater

Home equity available to borrowers hits all-time high

Rising home values mean that homeowners are getting richer. Now, the amount of equity available to homeowners is at an all-time high, according to mortgage industry solution provider Black Knight Financial Services.

Home equity gains make homeowners richer

Homeowners who’ve taken out a mortgage to pay for their home have benefited from rising home values, seeing an average 12.2 percent year-over-year increase in equity, according to new research from CoreLogic.

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