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The Inside Workings of Credit Scores

Consumers are encouraged to check their credit reports once per year. The primary reason for doing so is to make sure there aren’t any mistakes. Unfortunately, credit reports are prone to contain mistakes. It’s not really the fault of the … Continue reading

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Conventional Shmonventional: Is A Creative Loan Option Best For First-Time Buyers?

If you’re in the market to buy a home and, especially, if it’s your first home, you’ve probably heard A TON about conventional and FHA loans. But just like you’re not like anyone else, your financial situation may not be … Continue reading

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Slaying That Credit Score – New Tips For A New Year

Getting ready to buy a house or just thinking about it? Where to buy, what to buy, and how you’ll afford it are probably top of mind. But if you’re not also concentrating on your credit score – and by … Continue reading

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How to Say Goodbye to Renting and Hello to Home Ownership

Becoming a first-time homeowner takes a lot more than a desire to buy a house. It takes a lot of effort on your part to save up a down payment — which is usually a pretty good sized chunk of … Continue reading

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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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