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How The Equifax Hack Affects Homebuyers And How You Can Protect Yourself

Half of the country is freaking out. That’s about how many people are potentially affected by the unprecedented Equifax hack. If you’re the average person who’s afraid of having your data stolen – and by data, we mean your name, … Continue reading

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Who’s Checking Your Credit?

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Credit Knowledge and Confidence

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As Home Ownership Lags, Young Renters Left Behind in Wealth-Building

Dana Bergman signs over a third of her take-home pay to a landlord in Los Angeles. Jonathan Karadimas just hopes he can pay off his student loans before he retires — a date the 26-year-old New York resident won’t hit … Continue reading

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The Costly Mistake Homeowners May Regret

An analysis of 1 million fixed-rate mortgages in the United States shows that millions of Americans failed to refinance when mortgage rates were at historical lows, which could have amounted to savings for the median home owner of more than … Continue reading

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How to Improve Your FICO Scores Quickly

With mortgage interest rates hovering near record lows, you may want to either refinance your mortgage or purchase a new home before rates go higher again. The question is — can you qualify for refinancing or a purchase loan? Click here … Continue reading

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Debt-to-income ratio can sink mortgage application

Home buyers need to know that debt-to-income ratios are the most direct indication to a bank about whether buyers can afford to repay a mortgage. Click here to read article.

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