8 Ways First-Time Homebuyers Can Prepare for a Mortgage

When it comes to buying your first home, a lack of knowledge and experience can lead to costly mistakes.  One in four first-time homebuyers say they are completely unfamiliar with the mortgage financing process  Even amount those with an understanding of the overall process, many first-time homebuyers still had significant knowledge gaps in important areas […]

Good Credit Is Just As Important After Your Home Purchase

Everybody knows how important it is to have great credit when you’re buying a house.  But keeping your credit good after you’ve purchased is just as critical.  Letting your score take a hit after you close escrow can negatively impact you in a few important ways. Credit Cards It’s easier than you thing to get […]

7 Ways You’re Accidentally Improving Your Credit

There’s little doubt that Americans with higher credit scores get better deals on core consumer items like mortgages, auto loans and credit cards.  In many cases, you might be getting those “good credit” benefits without even knowing it.  In the credit management game, experts call that “accidental improvement” of your credit-and yes, there’s nothing wrong […]

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