If you don’t check your credit report annually, you should. Most consumers know that but all too often it’s put on the back burner. Some might think there’s little reason to check credit because most have a pretty good idea on their
credit profile. Someone makes a purchase with a credit card and when the bill arrives, the payment is made. Pretty simple stuff. However, credit reports are known to have reporting errors.
If it’s the end of the year, it must be time for the soothsayers to come out. When it comes to predictions for the real estate market, well, there are a lot of them. We’ve taken the temperature of the experts to get a feel for what
we can expect in 2020.
Grain of salt warning: There was widespread agreement in 2018 about rising mortgage rates in 2019, that, initially proved true. But, ultimately rates went down—and stayed there.
When it’s time to find a new place, you may start with the highest of hopes, but by day two you’re ready to compromise. Looking at a house to buy or rent can be dizzying. After touring two or three properties, the details of each start
to blend together and you wonder which one had that awful wallpaper in the bathroom – was it the same one with the funky glass door knobs that reminded you of your grandmother’s house?
Home prices continue to rise, which is keeping many a renter out of the market. But, fixer-uppers present a potential opportunity. For starters, the lower prices create the affordability that is lacking in other segments of the market.
So should you be looking for one? We’re breaking down the pros and cons.
Freddie Mac's results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® shows that "The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rate saw little change again this week and averaged just
3.9% during 2019, the fourth lowest annual average since 1971 when Freddie Mac started its weekly survey.
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