Consumers don’t know enough about credit scores



Real estate pros need to do more to educate their clients about the importance of their credit scores, after a new survey showed that many have a tendency to significantly underestimate its importance

Deciding What to Do With the House after Divorce



Divorce can be painful enough, but it can be worse when you are faced with losing your home at the same time. Finding a suitable replacement can be tricky, particularly if you don’t have a good credit rating and have less income coming in. It can be a difficult time, but an article in aol.com […]

Does A Short Sale Stop You From Getting A New Home Loan?



What is a short sale? Very simply, a short sale is when a mortgage lender agrees to accept less than the total amount of money they are owed on a piece of property in order to facilitate the sale of that property. This is done when the owners

How Long Till Foreclosure Victims Can Buy Again?



With the unprecedented housing crisis over the last six years resulting in more than four million homes lost to foreclosure, many of these homeowners are now beginning to wonder: When will they be able to buy again?

“High-Risk” Renters to Get a Credit Rating Boost



Renters who have a good history of paying their bills on time may be about to benefit from a boost to their credit rating. A recent reports suggests that timely rent payments will now taken into account when calculating credit scores, giving a boost to renters who make it a habit to pay their rent on time.

3 Surprising Reasons A Short Sale Benefits Homeowners



If you’re one of the millions of individuals facing the prospect of losing your home, you’ve no doubt been made to feel as if being part of a “crowd” is somehow soothing…the old adage “misery loves company” may come to mind, but in reality, it stinks to be miserable, and it stinks most of all […]

Putting The U.S. Credit Downgrade Into Perspective



In the wake of the decision by Standard and Poor’s to downgrade the United States credit rating, the reaction worldwide has been somewhat muted. Of course, if nothing else, this is a gigantic embarrassment to the U.S. government, especially the congress and the Obama administration. It was on their watch that the first ever downgrade […]

Is Now Really Such a Great Time To Buy?



“Now is a great time to buy” Yeah, we’ve heard that so many times over the last few months, and no doubt so have you. We wouldn’t be surprised if you were actually sick of hearing it, it’s been repeated so much over the last few months. But, according to Zillow at least, now really […]

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