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.
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PrimeLending Mortgage Review 2023
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Assumable Mortgage: What Is It, How Does It Work and Should You Get One?
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Chase Mortgage Review 2023
Good for: borrowers who want a wide selection of loan products, an in-person experience and comparatively low interest rates.
Citibank Mortgage Review 2023
Good for: Buyers who want to explore low-down-payment mortgages, including government-backed loans and Citi’s proprietary option.
VA Loan Funding Fee
No mortgage insurance is required for a VA loan, but you will pay a one-time VA loan funding fee.
Veterans United Home Loans Review 2023
Good for: veterans, active-duty service members and eligible reservists looking for VA loans.
LoanDepot Mortgage Review 2023
Good for: borrowers who want an easy online application and a variety of loan types to explore.
Navy Federal Mortgage Review 2023
Good for: military members and their families looking for low-down-payment mortgages.
Getting a Home Equity Loan in 2023: What It Is and How It Works
A home equity loan lets you borrow money using your home as collateral. You'll get a lump-sum payment and repay the loan with fixed-rate interest over a predetermined term.