Kenneth R. Harney
Kenneth R. Harney
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Need cash for a worthy project? Your home’s equity may make it possible.

Need cash for a worthy project? Your home’s equity may make it possible.

Cash-out refinancing of mortgages seem to be making a comeback, but loan standards have grown tougher.

Attractive mortgage terms draw first-time home buyers to credit unions

Attractive mortgage terms draw first-time home buyers to credit unions

Navy Federal is among the institutions that are expanding quickly with low-cost loans.

Window is rapidly closing to get hassle-free reverse mortgage

Window is rapidly closing to get hassle-free reverse mortgage

As of April 27, the federal government is imposing a series of extensive ‘financial assessment’ tests that will make the application process tougher.

To tap cash from the value of a home, a credit line isn’t the only option

To tap cash from the value of a home, a credit line isn’t the only option

An alternative gaining popularity is the chance for owners to share (unpredictable) future appreciation.