Credit Score Myths that Might be Holding You Back from Improving Your Credit

By Liane Fiano – JAN 15, 2019 Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection Improving your credit is possible, but it’s hard to know where to start. There’s a lot of misleading information…

Free Credit Freezes and Fraud Alerts

Gail Hillebrand, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, Associate Director, Division of Consumer Education and Engagement Andrew Smith, Federal Trade Commission, Director of Bureau of Consumer Protection Free credit freezes and year-long fraud…

A Loan With NO Interest Rate and No Payments. Huh?

Peaches N. Jensen PeachTree Financial Corporation PeachTree-Financial.com Actually, there is such a thing — but it’s not a loan. So what is it? It’s called an investment partnership. Here’s how…

Opinion: Pros and Cons of the New Tax Law for Real Estate Owners

Copy of the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” a 1,097-page Republican tax bill, including 503 pages of legislative text (picture by Daniel Acker/Bloomberg). The new tax laws have both experts and…

New Recording Fee under the Building Homes and Jobs Act

Calif. Government Code §27388.1; Calif. Health and Safety Code 50470, 50470.5, 50471, 50475, 50475 Added by S.B. 2 Effective date: January 1, 2018 New recording fee To fund the construction…

Scammers are Conning Homebuyers Out of Their Down Payment

$52,660.57 – It’s a number Shannyn Allan knows by heart.  That’s how much money she painstakingly saved for a 20 percent down payment and closing costs on her dream home…