Tag: Dollars and Sense

Dollars & Sense: What Is the Maximum Loan Amount?

Melanie Sedam A maximum loan amount describes the total amount that an applicant is authorized to borrow. Maximum loan amounts are used for standard loans, credit cards, and line-of-credit accounts. Key Takeaways * A maximum loan amount describes the total sum that one is authorized to borrow on a line of credit, credit card, personal…

Dollars and Sense: Refinancing Your Home

The Paseo Financial Group If you are interested in borrowing against your home’s available equity, you have choices. One option would be to refinance and get cash out. Another option would be to take out a home equity line of credit (HELOC). Here are some of the key differences between a cash-out refinance and a…

Dollars and Sense: Reverse Mortgages (Part 5)

The Paseo Financial Group Recently, the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau put together a report to examine the reverse mortgage industry. This report concluded that the following groups of seniors were most likely to benefit from obtaining a reverse mortgage: * Those looking to supplement a fixed income in retirement. * Those who need a home…

Dollars and Sense: Don’t Let Fears Drive Your Investment Choices

Jeff LeFave First, the coronavirus rocked the financial markets. Then, oil prices dropped more than 20 percent after a breakdown in OPEC production discussions. Not surprisingly, the markets took another nosedive. Yet, despite these events, this recent market volatility may well be attributed more to fear, than the forces that usually drive the markets. Ultimately,…

Dollars and Sense: Reverse Mortgage (Part 2)

Melanie Sedam One of the strengths of the home equity conversion mortgage (HECM) loan program is that there are not overly restrictive requirements, making these loans easier to qualify for than other financial products such as a mortgage refinance, home equity loan, or home equity line of credit (HELOC). You are eligible for a reverse…