As many as 1 in 3 Americans don’t check their credit reports. Are you one of them? You’re entitled by law to check your reports for free once per year, and as of this writing, free weekly credit reports are available through December 2022. If you’re not already checking your credit reports, here’s what you need to know about why they’re important and how to access them.
Want to be smarter than the average mortgage borrower? Here are five common mortgage myths and the truth behind them. Read on, and you may gain an advantage when deciding what direction to take with your home financing.
An estimated 67% of U.S. households are home to one or more pets. These animals bring a special joy to many homes, but they also bring unique needs. If you have a pet or plan to get one, here are some ways you can make your home more pet-friendly.
Mortgage rates have been making a move. After a period of record lows that roughly spanned the previous two years, rates have been on their way up in 2022. The U.S. central bank has announced its intention to fight inflation with higher interest rates, which means mortgage rates seem poised to continue their rise. If you’re wondering what this means for your finances and homeownership plans, read on to learn how rising mortgage rates may impact homebuyers, owners and sellers.
Everyone deserves the opportunity to achieve the American dream of homeownership, and few are more deserving than America’s military veterans and servicemembers. For that reason, the U.S. government created the VA home loan program to help eligible military-connected borrowers buy, build, repair, retain or adapt homes for their personal residences.