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How To Identify A Credit Repair Scam

If you have been looking for ways to improve your credit score, you have more than likely come across a couple companies that promise to help you improve your credit score in record speed. While there are many reputable repair counselors in business, there are unfortunately many companies that give poor advice and take advantage […]

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Fake listing scam still going strong

“Received a very alarming call this morning from a girl that was getting ready to send cash to someone for keys for a rental she found on Zillow/Trulia,” Heartland Real Estate Agent Dawn Dell posted Tuesday on Facebook. “This is my listing, currently active, and the sellers are not interested in renting.” Luckily, the out-of-state […]

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Home Mortgages: Rates Up, Requirements Easing

The media has extensively covered the rise in mortgage interest rates since last fall (from 3.42% last September to the current 4.1% according to Freddie Mac). However, a less covered aspect of the mortgage market is that requirements to get a mortgage have eased while rates have risen. The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) quantifies the […]

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Millennials Flock to Low Down Payment Programs

A recent report released by Down Payment Resource shows that 65% of first-time homebuyers purchased their homes with a down payment of 6% or less in the month of January. The trend continued through all buyers with a mortgage, as 62% made a down payment of less than 20%, which is consistent with findings from […]

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Why Millennials Choose to Buy

According to Nerd Wallet’s Millennials & Homebuying Study, the top 5 reasons young renters choose to own are: To Have Control over Their Living Space – 93% Many Millennials who rent a home or apartment prior to buying their own homes, dream of the day that they will be able to paint the walls whatever […]

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