Can a Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) impact my credit score

Q&A: Impact on Credit Scores? QUESTION: Can a Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) impact my credit score? ANSWER: Credit expert Linda Ferrari (author of “THE BIG SCORE: Getting It and Keeping It, Buying Power for Life”) explains that HELOCs are commonly categorized as revolving accounts. As a result, they are rated using the “Balance to…

7 tips for saving for your down payment

If it seem like a “gift” is a hard thing to come up with – don’t dismiss the concept too soon. I know more than a few now-homeowners who had no clue where their down payment money would come from until they were reminded about gift money as a strategy, then cashed in long-ignored offers of help from parents, aunts and uncles.