Lenders Rethink Home-Equity LoansLenders Rethink Home-Equity Loans As Delinquencies Rise, Some Companies Are Walking AwayInstead of Foreclosing, While Others Get Stingy With BorrowersBy RUTH SIMONJanuary 16, 2008; Page D1Rising delinquencies and falling home prices are putting home-equity lenders and borrowers in a tightening bind.As home values continue to sink, mortgage companies are increasingly walking away from delinquent home-equity loans rather than pushing borrowers into foreclosure. At the same time, some lenders, in an effort to protect against future losses, are looking at scaling back home-equity lines of credit held by certain borrowers who are still making payments.January 16 2008 - US00YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.