Taylor Getler is a home and mortgages writer for NerdWallet. Her work has been featured in outlets such as MarketWatch, Yahoo Finance, MSN and Nasdaq. Taylor is enthusiastic about financial literacy and helping consumers make smart, informed choices with their money.
- Education: B.S. in marketing from Rowan University
HELOCs: What Homeowners Should Know
So, you may have heard of a HELOC. You may even be considering one as a way to access cash from your home. In this video, NerdWallet's Kate Wood and Taylor Getler break down everything you need to know about HELOCs and reveal whether or not they're a smart money move for homeowners.
The latest from Taylor
Citizens Bank HELOC Review 2023
Good for: Borrowers who want a fairly fast closing or who do not have much equity in their home yet.
PenFed HELOC Review 2023
Good for: Borrowers who prefer a credit union and who want the option of predictable payments.
Navy Federal Credit Union HELOC Review 2023
Good for: Service members and their families, veterans, and civilians who work for the Department of Defense who are in no rush to access funds.
Figure HELOC Review 2023
Good for: Borrowers who want a fast closing and to receive their full loan balance upfront.
What Are Non-QM Loans?
For creditworthy borrowers who don’t meet traditional lending requirements, a non-QM loan can provide a (more expensive) path to homeownership.
Super Bowl LVII Kicks Off the 2023 Homebuying Season
Buyers who want to get into a home within the next few months should get their finances in order and start talking to agents and lenders.
Should You Move to a 55+ Community?
Close-knit community living and active lifestyles are major selling points for some, but strict rules and a lack of diversity may turn off potential buyers.
How Long Is a Mortgage Preapproval Good For?
Renewing your mortgage preapproval is an opportunity to reevaluate your budget and goals.
What Is a Mortgage Servicer?
Your lender provides the financing for your mortgage, while your mortgage servicer handles the processing and distribution of your loan payments.
Student Loan Relief Could Inch You Closer to Homeownership
Eliminating $10,000 worth of student debt per borrower will put some on a faster track to buying a home.
CrossCountry Mortgage Review 2023
Good for: borrowers who want a variety of home loan options, including a home equity line of credit and government-backed renovation loan.
Contingent vs. Pending: What This Means in Real Estate
A contingent sale means the buyer and seller are waiting for specific conditions to be met before they finalize the sale, while a pending sale has met those conditions and is being processed.
Home Warranty Companies: How They Compare
Home warranty companies offer different plans at different prices, so you'll want to find one that has the best coverage for your needs.
Your New Home Has Grown in Value. Should You Get a HELOC?
Some new homeowners have seen tremendous growth in their equity in a short period of time. If you meet lender requirements, a HELOC is one way to access it.