You Can Still Get a Home Equity Line of Credit

Not long ago, homes worked like giant credit cards. Home Equity Lines of Credit (HELOCs) helped borrowers cash in on the equity in the homes. You can still get a HELOC today, though the business is much smaller, with home prices down about 40 percent from their peak and banks tightening their lending standards. The volume of new HELOCs created in November was just $4.9 billion. That's less a quarter of the HELOCs created two