The Real Impact of Tax Reform on Home Buying

The dire “Chicken Little” warnings from economists, real estate and mortgage industry leaders that the new federal income tax rules will lead to falling home prices and fewer home buyers are, from where I sit at the front lines of real estate and mortgage lending, simply out of touch with reality. Here’s why:

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Equifax Data Breach: What I Did to Protect My Credit Identity

Updated October 8, 2017 What’s new? The new tip is that you cannot use the same email address to initiate an on-line credit freeze/lock with Equifax for a second person. The toll-free numbers for initiating a freeze/lock by phone with a live person at each of the three credit bureaus have also been updated below. …

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What You Need to Know About Reverse Mortgages

Most of us have seen the commercials or seen ads in print or online that promote reverse mortgages as a great way to keep you comfortable and secure when you come into retirement age. While these advertisements make reverse mortgages seem like an easy, risk-free safeguard, it’s what they don’t tell you that can potentially …

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Should I Pay Off My Mortgage Before Retirement?

As many Americans are either approaching retirement age or beginning to plan for their eventual retirement, there are is one main factor that controls most of the questions they may have – money. While the questions are numerous, one that we at Accunet hear all the time is whether folks should pay off their mortgage …

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