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Why buying a home is a smart investment for Millennials

According to this article from U.S. News, buying a new home is one of the best investment decision millennials can make. The benefits of buying now are numerous – from taking advantage of tax savings and low interest rates to the positive emotional return on your home investment.... Read More >

Cancel or Keep? How to Tell if You Should Close Your Credit Card

Can closing an inactive or rarely used credit card account improve your credit score? No, but being more careful with your open accounts will, and only if you’re making your payments on time and using a small amount of your available credit, according to this article from U.S. News.... Read More >

For PITI's sake: Mortgage acronyms defined

As you navigate the mortgage world, you’ll start to notice a lot of jargon being thrown around. Respa who? Tila what? But have no fear—Bankrate has gathered some of the leading industry acronyms and broken them down for us. See, mortgages aren’t that hard to figure out!... Read More >

How your love life correlates with your credit score

According to The Atlantic, “the better the credit score, the longer-lasting the relationship.” And we’re not surprised. Did you know finances are one of the top reasons why many relationships falter? Obviously, financial responsibility and higher credit scores come hand in hand. So it’s no shocker that lower credit scores add more fuel to the fire in relationships. (And not in a good way!)... Read More >

Boomers continue battling the rise in rent

After the 2007 financial crisis, many Baby Boomers are still feeling the financial burdens allocated to them nearly a decade ago. But how deep are these fiscal cuts? As numerous Boomers are still playing “catch up,” more and more are finding themselves moving in with their children. And the worst part? The average price of rent just keeps rising. Hold on Boomers—according to Marketwatch, it’s going to be a bumpy ride…... Read More >

Determining the better fit for you – To rent or become a homeowner?

The choice to rent or to become a homeowner can sometimes be complex. It depends on many situational factors... Read More >

Tips for Millennials – Overcoming Obstacles to Home Ownership

As millennials approach home-buying age, they face obstacles that were not present in earlier generations. In this article from Trulia, learn of ways to overcome these obstacles. Using these strategies, along with the many low down payment options available to home buyers today, home ownership can be within reach!... Read More >