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Not long ago, homes worked like giant credit cards. Home Equity Lines of Credit (HELOC) helped borrowers cash in on the equity in their homes. You can still get a HELOC today, though the business is much smaller, with home prices down about 40 percent from their peak and banks… Read More »
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