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  • Steps to improving your credit score

    Steps to improving your credit score
    If you’re concerned about your ability to receive credit, or if you already know that you have problems with your credit, there are steps you can take to improve your credit worthiness. 1) Get an Accurate Picture The first step to improving your...
  • ¿Qué haces si tu historial de crédito ha desmejorado?

    En tiempos difíciles son cada vez más las personas que han tenido problemas financieros y no han podido mantener su crédito en la mejor forma. Si eres uno de ellos, te damos algunos consejos para ponerlo nuevamente en línea: No pagues a nadie para que...
  • Minimize the odds of becoming an identity theft victim

    Minimize the odds of becoming an identity theft victim
        What you can do to minimize the odds of becoming  an identity theft victim:     * Shred documents with personal information before throwing them away.     * Don't carry your Social Security card or write your Social Security number on a check....
  • FHA rule change on 'collection' accounts could hurt home buyers

    WASHINGTON — A little-noticed mortgage rule change that took effect April 1 could create hassles for significant numbers of home buyers who plan to use low-down-payment FHA financing this spring. The change affects anyone with one or more...
  • How to Boost Your Credit Rating

    How to Boost Your Credit Rating
    Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, founder of the free financial advice blog, AskTheMoneyCoach.com, and author of the new book, Perfect Credit. How to Boost Your Credit Rating: *Check Your Reports Regularly All adults can get their credit reports free once a year...
  • How Much Can You Afford?

    How Much Can You Afford?
    When you are shopping for a home, it makes sense to know your price range. Often the first step a real estate agent will take is prequalify you for a loan. This might be a ballpark figure or estimate based on typical loan setups, or you may formally apply...
  • Before you refinance mortgage, take these steps

    With mortgage interest rates at record lows, you may be thinking about refinancing your mortgage. What should you do to prepare to refinance your mortgage? It's important to know the current value of your home, your current mortgage loan interest rate,...
  • Buy while the rates are low

    Lenders expect that with mortgage interest rates at historic lows, with home prices declining and many first-time homebuyers eligible for up to an $8,000 tax credit, they will be kept busy with applications for home loans this spring. Given the market...
  • Mortgage loan now requires higher down payment, credit score

    You may think that having a credit score of at least 700 and a down payment of almost 5 percent will help you buy a home in this home buying environment. But lenders have tightened credit requirements for obtaining a mortgage when you're buying a home....
  • York Named in Wall Street Journal

    York gets some special recognition and is mentioned in the Wall Street Journal. The city and county are ranked among the top ten mid-size metropolitan areas in the U.S. that are growing in consumer loans. It's being called quite a feat in this recession....
  • Protect yourself before you become a victim of ID theft

    Identity thieves continue to break records when it comes to stealing peoples' lives and loot. Last week federal authorities busted what is alleged to be the largest hacking and identity theft case in the United States, involving the theft and sale of...
  • Limit damage after ID theft

    Limit damage after ID theft
    If you're a a victim: Act fast. Identity theft can damage your credit rating. Report suspicious activities — such as unsolicited credit cards arriving in the mail — and monitor credit reports at least once a year for erroneous information....