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What is the true value, i.e. advantages or benefits, of building up equity in your home?

I am a relatively new home owner, having purchased my first home in October 2009. It was a $315,000 home, purchased with a 5% no-cost loan with I believe 12% down payment. I think the total financed ...
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How do I determine future balance owed on a mortgage based on amortization?

A family buys a house worth 326000.They pay 110 000 down and then take out a 5-year mortgage for the balance at j2 = 6.5% to be amortized over 20 years. Payments will be paid monthly. Determine the ...
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Foreclosure process: What happens when a bank forecloses on a home?

I know it is a long complicated process, but what is the high level overview of what a bank does when it forecloses on a house? Beyond credit getting hurt, what else? Where does the bank get it's ...