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Jan
31

The Tenant of Terror: Bad Tenants and How to Deal with them

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Maybe you’ve just purchased a rental property, or maybe you already had one but someone new moved in. Either way, before you know it, you’re receiving late payments, getting noise complaints, and find trash on your once-pristine property. If any … Continue Reading

Home TV  

Jan
24

Show Me the Home Repair Shows!

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If your family is anything like mine, home-buying shows are always playing in the background. Whether it’s a nice couple looking for a fixer-upper to sell at a profit or pair of retirees looking for their paradise dream home, you … Continue Reading

Mark Twain Predictions  

Jan
20

Mark Twain and the Only Accurate 2017 Mortgage Predictions

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I used to keep an email folder where I would save all annual mortgage industry “prediction” articles. The following year, I reviewed them to see who was closest to accurate, who was furthest from the truth — which crystal ball … Continue Reading

 

Dec
20

How will Trump Affect Home Values? What you Need to Know.

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  The housing market is always difficult to predict, with so many factors affecting prices and people’s opinions. With the election results still fresh in people’s minds and the upcoming Trump presidency, many are wondering whether home values will rise … Continue Reading

 

Dec
15

Help! What is the best gift for SWBH (Single Woman Buying a Home)?

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I am selling a townhouse I bought zillions of years ago to the single woman who has been renting it for two decades. Yes, this plan hatched between the two of us slightly slower than the speed of light. Regardless, … Continue Reading

 

Nov
22

Trended Credit Data (TCD): Put Down That Revolver

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WHAT IS TRENDED CREDIT DATA? Credit scoring is a way that lenders predict whether a consumer will pay on time. This has typically been accomplished by generating a FICO score. Read more on FICO from previous blogs (scroll down to … Continue Reading

 

Oct
30

CFPB Loses Some Teeth

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What do you think of this October 11, 2016 Wall Street Journal article’s opening sentence? “A federal appeals court delivered a strong rebuke to the government’s new consumer-finance watchdog, declaring the agency’s unusual independence to be unconstitutional, and ordering its … Continue Reading

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