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Prepaid Debit Card or Secured Credit Card: Which is Best For You?
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A 2014 survey by the Pew Charitable Trust found that 5 percent of American adults use prepaid cards—that’s roughly 12 million people! For the record, these aren’t gift cards that we’re talking about. In the Pew survey, “prepaid card” refers...

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2017 Mortgage Rates Are Expected to Stay in the 4% Range
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Before you panic, take comfort in the fact that mortgage rates probably won’t do too much in 2017, just as they haven’t in recent years, despite stark predictions telling us otherwise. I went ahead and compiled the 2017 mortgage rate forecasts of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, the Mortgage Bankers Association, and the National Association of [&hellip

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10 Takeaways from the Annual Realtor Survey
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The National Association of Realtors just released its 2017 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, and there are lots of interesting tidbits. Let’s explore 10 of them. 88% of Recent Buyers Financed Their Home Purchase First things first, an overwhelming share of recent home buyers used a mortgage to finance their home purchase, as opposed [&hellip

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Is It Really Such a Great Time to Sell a House?
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We’ve heard it for years now – that it’s a seller’s market. And it’s hard to argue that fact with home prices hitting new nominal highs in many states across the nation, month after month. If you’re a seller these days, it shouldn’t take long to offload your home for a record price if you [&hellip

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Navigating Eviction During the Pandemic
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Take a deeper look into the CDC eviction moratorium here.

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BBVA Bank Review | The Simple Dollar
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Looking for the most options and the perks of online banking? BBVA has it all and is certainly worth a glance.
LGBTQ Homeownership by the Numbers
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On July 9, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court declared that states did not have the right to deny a marriage...

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Ally Bank Savings Account | The Simple Dollar
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Learn about Ally high yield savings accounts and get info on whether the Ally Bank savings rate makes sense for you.
Fannie Mae Increasing Max DTI to 50%, Upping LTVs for ARMs
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There’s been a lot of talk lately about mortgage lenders easing credit standards as refinance volume wanes and purchase activity remains constrained by limited inventory. Because more and more new entrants (many so-called disruptors) have joined the fray, and there’s a smaller pool of eligible mortgage borrowers, risk appetite is expected to rise in coming [&hellip

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Home Builders: Housing ‘Highly Affordable’
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Housing affordability remained near its highest level on record for the sixth consecutive quarter, according to the latest survey from the National Association of Home Builders. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI) indicated that 72.3 percent of all new and existing homes sold during the second quarter were affordable to [&hellip

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