Newsflash: Home is paid off but want the tax write off: cash-out refi vs HELOC?

I have a client that wants to get a HELOC on her home. It’s paid off, so she doesn’t get the tax break she wants. She wants to pull out 100k. Considering interest rates and closing costs, would it be better to get a HELOC or a cash-out refi?I think she said that she wants to use the funds to purchase a property.

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New Story Just Out: As Paris Summit Begins, What Would A Successful Climate Deal Look Like?

Yet another interesting headline in the world of health and well-being. As Paris Summit Begins, What Would A Successful Climate Deal Look Like?
NPR’s Ari Shapiro talks with Jennifer Morgan, global director of the Climate Program at the World Resources Institute. They discuss what success in Paris would be and what has to happen afterward.

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Newsflash: Zillow Zip Codes – Black Friday Sale (35% off of normal zip code rate)

Boss and I are trying to decide whether or not to commit $50,000 to this. We want to get a better deal. and they are saying after today they will not honor 35% that it will drop to 20%.Anyone have experience negotiating with Zillow sales ?? Do they often budge?

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New Story Just Out: Big Data Predicts Centuries Of Harm If Climate Warming Goes Unchecked

Yet another interesting headline in the world of health and well-being. Big Data Predicts Centuries Of Harm If Climate Warming Goes Unchecked
How can climate scientists be so sure about what will happen decades and centuries from now? About 30 teams using supercomputers to churn through mountains of data see patterns aligning.

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New Story Just Out: Paris Continues To Recover As Global Leaders Attend Climate Summit

Yet another interesting headline in the world of health and well-being. Paris Continues To Recover As Global Leaders Attend Climate Summit
The United Nations climate summit opened Monday with more than 130 world leaders expected to attend. Its a huge security challenge for a city still recovering from the November 13th terror attacks.

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New Story Just Out: Greenbuild Conference Showcases Energy Saving Technology For Buildings

Yet another interesting headline in the world of health and well-being. Greenbuild Conference Showcases Energy Saving Technology For Buildings
Every year, the Greenbuild conference showcases technology intended to make buildings more environmentally friendly. We hear a couple of examples from a top 10 list of new building products.

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New Story Just Out: Obama Calls For Decisive Action Against Climate Change At Paris Summit

Yet another interesting headline in the world of health and well-being. Obama Calls For Decisive Action Against Climate Change At Paris Summit
At a summit in Paris, President Obama urged his fellow leaders to take decisive action against climate change. But some countries — like India — face competing interests.

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