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9 Simple Tips for Selling Your House

9 Simple Tips for Selling Your House

9 Simple Tips for Selling Your House   You don’t need to invest tons of money in renovation and remodeling to sell your home. With a bit of time, energy, and a few minor changes you can give your house mass-market appeal. We identified nine cheap (and simple) tips for selling your house that might […]

7 nasty credit myths that won’t die

7 nasty credit myths that won’t die

7 nasty credit myths that won’t die If you want to avoid problems with lenders, landlords, insurers and others, it pays to know the difference between credit fact and credit fiction. More than a decade has passed since the vault cracked open and we started learning how credit scores really work. For years, the creators […]

Seven Need-To-Know Tips about Your Credit Score

Seven Need-To-Know Tips about Your Credit Score

Seven Need-To-Know Tips about Your Credit Score  It is important to understand how pulling your credit report affects your personal score. While it is true that an abundance of credit inquiries can reduce your score a bit, having one or two mortgage lenders access your credit report will not harm your score.   Allow Mortgage […]

What is a Residential Mortgage Credit Report?

What is a Residential Mortgage Credit Report?

What is a Residential Mortgage Credit Report? Just when you think you’ve got this whole credit thing down, some new credit-related phrase creeps into the industry’s vocabulary. Let me introduce you to the world of mortgage credit reporting, which is very different than just “regular credit reporting.” There’s an entire world of intermediary credit reporting […]

Housing affordability is based entirely on low mortgage rates

Housing affordability is based entirely on low mortgage rates

Housing affordability is based entirely on low mortgage rates   Homes are more affordable now than they have been in decades, but that could turn more quickly than expected, because the affordability is based entirely on mortgage rates. Home prices are actually rising faster than expected, but the gains are being masked for buyers by […]

Don’t Be Fooled By These 3 Real Estate Myths

Don’t Be Fooled By These 3 Real Estate Myths

Don’t Be Fooled By These 3 Real Estate Myths   As the real estate market significantly rebounds, some buyers and sellers are dipping their toes in the waters for the first time. Inevitably, they come into the market with assumptions about how it works. Their assumptions may come from TV reality shows or watching their parents’ house-hunting experiences. Maybe they’ve learned […]