11 tips to rebuild your credit

11 tips to rebuild your credit

If your credit rating isn’t as robust as you’d like it to be, bring it along with these steps.   Looking for tips to build your credit? Here’s a slew of them to help you get your credit back on track. Set a date night with your credit. Think of it as your monthly check-up, or […]

FHA announces plan for greater credit access

FHA announces plan for greater credit access

BY STAFF REPORTS   The Federal Housing Agency is taking steps to expand access to mortgage credit for underserved borrowers. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan told a gathering of the National Association on Realtors May 13 that lending to potential buyers with lower credit scores has fallen dramatically in recent years, […]

5 common moving mistakes — and how to avoid them

5 common moving mistakes — and how to avoid them

Whether your next home is five blocks away or across the country, packing up and moving can be a complicated and stressful process. Julie Loffredi from SpareFoot.com, a storage unit finder, stopped by Studio 1A to share five moving mistakes people frequently make and how to best avoid them. Mistake #1: Hiring a shady mover. […]

How to Choose the Right Neighborhood to Buy a Home

How to Choose the Right Neighborhood to Buy a Home

By AJ Smith   When most of us shop for a new home, affordability is at the top of our “important requirements” list. While this is clearly an important factor, finding the right neighborhood involves a slew of other considerations. Here are some of the factors to think about before settling on your new location. Cost Your income, […]

With Harp Nearing Expiration, Secure One Capital is Assisting Homeowners Struggling with Harp Refinancing Approval

With Harp Nearing Expiration, Secure One Capital is Assisting Homeowners Struggling with Harp Refinancing Approval

More than 3 million homeowners are still eligible for HARP, but with complex requirements and recent expansions to HARP 2.0, many homeowners are unaware they qualify.   In the past 6 months, tumultuous changes within the housing market have left homeowners uncertain about what to do with their greatest asset—their home. Recent changes include updates […]

New Study Shows 25 Percent Of Homeowners Have Buyers Remorse

New Study Shows 25 Percent Of Homeowners Have Buyers Remorse

  The Federal Savings Bank echoes news from Redfin and offers tips about buying a home. Even first-time home buyers want a property they’ll love for a long time.The Federal Savings Bankfinds that many in this group don’t expect to get everything they want in their first property, but they at least hope to be satisfied. The […]

Realtors urge condo boards to consider getting their units certified for FHA loans

Realtors urge condo boards to consider getting their units certified for FHA loans

By Kenneth R. Harney, For young first-time buyers, people with modest down-payment cash or seniors who want to tap their equity using a reverse mortgage, it’s a growing problem: They cannot use Federal Housing Administration financing in condominiums. It’s not that these buyers and unit owners can’t personally qualify for a loan on credit and […]

6 essential tips for first-time homebuyers

6 essential tips for first-time homebuyers

By Ilyce R. Glink The typical American spends more time thinking about buying a car than buying a house. Even though the house they buy might wind up costing several times as much as the car. Why is that? While buying a home has long been part of the American Dream, it’s a daunting task […]

4 Essential Steps for Rebuilding Your Credit

4 Essential Steps for Rebuilding Your Credit

  Perhaps you lost a job and had trouble keeping up with your bills. Or you found yourself with an unexpected expense that ate up your budget. There are a lot of ways one’s credit can take a hit. The important thing is to start rebuilding your all-important FICO score now so when you need a loan […]

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