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These are the 10 major housing markets that have seen the biggest declines in home equity

Additionally, what you should know if you are considering using HELOC. Getty Images/iStockphoto Homeowners have enjoyed record levels of available home equity as home prices have skyrocketed in recent years. This is the amount a homeowner can borrow while maintaining her 20% equity interest. But that’s all changing as home prices begin to fall, with … Read more

Can You Avoid 6% Mortgage Rates? Here’s What Experts Think Will Happen Next With Mortgage Rates

What will happen to the mortgage interest rate this month? Getty Images Bankrate data showed that the average 30-year mortgage rate topped 6% last week, but remained below 6% for much of July and August. So we asked the pros: What happens next? Should we prepare for rising interest rates? Greg McBride, chief financial analyst … Read more

‘List prices are getting more pressured.’ Top 3 economists and real estate experts in housing markets where house prices will fall the most this year

Experts say some markets may be more susceptible to falling home prices than others. Getty Images Pros say buyers in some markets are already getting, or could soon get, some relief in the form of lower home prices. Over the past four to eight weeks, experts have already noticed downward price pressure in a previously … Read more