Balance liquidation programs are ‘godsend’ for distressed borrowers

When people face serious financial problems, getting out of a credit mess may ultimately involve going bankrupt or losing their home, but if you’re carrying high credit balances or your credit cards are maxed out, you can turn the tide …

Riding the loan modification merry-go-round

According to RealtyTrac’s U.S. Home Equity & Underwater Report for the fourth quarter of 2014, over 7 million homeowners (13 percent) still have combined loan amounts exceeding their property’s worth by at least 25 percent. In many cases, their credit cards are maxed out, a missed payment can result in interest rates as high as 28 percent or more, and they can’t obtain a loan modification because their credit scores or the value of their home is too low. …

5 ways to better qualify your rental leads

Trying to find a resident to fill a vacancy? If you’re a property manager or a landlord, you’ll want to refine your understanding about a “good lead” — a prospect likely to convert into a high-quality, long-term resident — versus a prospect that will simply waste your time (or worse) …

3 steps to building mortgage-worthy credit

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3 steps to building mortgage-worthy credit

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5 real estate tasks best done early

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5 real estate tasks best done early

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3 scams to avoid when locking your loan

Borrowers often blindsided at different stages of lending processread more