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Do You Know Your Home Buyer Rights?

Feverpitched/iStock/Thinkstock When you’re looking for a house, you want your credit history and your income to speak for you—not things like your race, gender or age. While there are laws to protect buyers from discrimination by lenders, you still should be aware of your home buyer rights—especially if you think a lender may be ignoring …

4 Good Reasons to Not Get a Mortgage Online

cnythzl/iStock; realtor.com Applying for a mortgage these days can be accomplished entirely online—no need to schlep to a bank and suffer hand cramps filling out paperwork. Instead, you can punch some basic info into an online mortgage site, and up pops a bunch of loan choices. An industry renowned for being slow and cumbersome is …

ABR Launches Smart Treasuries Index

New ‘Powered by Wilshire℠’ Index Tracks Performance of Innovative Treasury-Equity Mix. Building on the success of its Smart Volatility™ Powered by Wilshire℠ index, the ABR Dynamic Blend Equity & Volatility Index (ABRVXX), ABR Dynamic Funds, LLC (“ABR”) has announced it has expanded its offerings with the introduction of a second Powered by Wilshire index, the …

Dear Mom and Dad: Can You Give Me a Mortgage?

Pgiam/iStock When my husband and I decided to buy a 1-acre lot in Washington, DC, and build our dream home, we considered getting a mortgage the way most people do: through a bank. Instead, we tapped into a far less traditional source. My mother-in-law. The backstory: When my father-in-law died in 1991, he left his wife of 50 …

What Is Mortgage Fraud? Steer Clear of These 3 Offenses

Ridofranz/iStock There are white lies, and then there’s mortgage fraud. Yes, sometimes it can be hard to tell the difference, but it’s essential for home buyers to understand exactly where the line is drawn, because the consequences can be dire if you cross it. So what is mortgage fraud? Mortgage fraud is deception about your financial circumstances …

Is It Time To Revisit The Central Vac?

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin The affects of indoor air quality are top of mind as we spend more time at home Is your vacuum spewing particles back into the air? picture alliance via Getty Images The EPA cites indoor air quality (IAQ) as one of the top five environmental risks …