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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 […]

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 […]

US mortgage finance giants post lower profits

US mortgage finance giants post lower profits

  US government-controlled mortgage finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac reported Thursday lower first-quarter profits, with Freddie warning that profits could continue to fall amid slowing home price gains. Fannie Mae said it had $5.3 billion in net income in the first three months of the year, down 91 percent from a year ago. […]

Foreclosure Market Trends In 2014 Both Good And Bad News For New Home Buyers

Foreclosure Market Trends In 2014 Both Good And Bad News For New Home Buyers

A new foreclosure forecast guide from LoanLove.com explains how foreclosure rates will affect the housing market in the year ahead. Foreclosure levels are slowly but surely getting lower, and while this is good news for the recovery of the U.S. housing market it can actually be a pretty mixed blessing for new home buyers in […]

9 Steps to Boost Your Credit Before You Buy

9 Steps to Boost Your Credit Before You Buy

The process of buying a home doesn’t just begin when you walk through the door of your first open house – it starts long before that. One of the first stops on the road to home ownership is figuring out your finances, and that includes understanding your credit, a critical piece of the buying puzzle. Good credit […]

Protect Your Financial Future

Protect Your Financial Future

  (Family Features) Life is a series of milestones, and at each stage the financial protection of assets, dreams, and goals is important. However, many American families are at risk of not being able to pay a mortgage, or childcare expenses, or save for college or retirement if something were to happen to a family’s […]

How Credit Affects The Home Buying Process

How Credit Affects The Home Buying Process

The Federal Savings Bank informs readers on how credit affect the home buying process. Most Americans need to apply for a mortgage to finance a new home purchase. During the application process, credit scores are used by lenders, like The Federal Savings Bank, a veteran owned provider, to determine what type of a borrower an […]

Get your house in order: Repairing your credit before you buy a home

Get your house in order: Repairing your credit before you buy a home

By Adam Verwymeren For those with bad credit, buying a home can feel like an impossibility. Even if you can qualify for a mortgage, a bad credit score will likely leave you saddled with a high interest rate, making those monthly payments much more expensive than they need to be. So improving your credit score […]

Washington Home Foreclosure Laws

Washington Home Foreclosure Laws

Get the basics on the laws governing the foreclosure process in Washington.   When looking for information about foreclosures, keep in mind that every state has its own set of laws that must be complied with. What is true in one state may be different in another. If you don’t plan to hire a lawyer, […]

Tips for Repairing Your Credit

Tips for Repairing Your Credit

Most of us, at some time or another, have done something to adversely affect our credit rating, perhaps without even knowing it. A late or missed credit card or home mortgage payment is just one example. When you buy a home, your real estate agent will encourage you to get pre-approved for your mortgage. It’s […]

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