Author: Amanda Maher

Credit Scores – Buying a House

Want to secure rock-bottom interest rates? Your credit score matters. How knowing and improving your credit score can save you tens of thousands of dollars     I’m sure you hear it all the time, “Interest rates are rock bottom! Now is the time to buy!” And by many accounts, that’s true. Even though interest rates have inched up a bit, they’re still at record lows. For those looking to purchase a home, now may be a great time indeed.   Maybe.   The problem is you can’t just march in to a bank and expect them to lend...

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5 Questions to Ask when Deciding to Rent vs. Buy Real Estate

It’s a struggle that most people deal with at some point in time: Should I continue renting an apartment or is it time to buy real estate of my own? Making your foray into homeownership is not a decision to take lightly. There are a number of questions to ask yourself before taking the leap. First and foremost: Where do you want to live? You may have noticed that rents across the country have been rising—but so have home values. Even though interest rates are still hovering around near-record lows, the fact that homes have appreciated has made it...

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