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Online Lending reveals the hard truth about marriages

Big data doesn’t just reveal truth about lies, as Seth Stephens-Davidowitz has brought to light. Rather than a dose of adolescent comedy on how bad and ugly we all are,  I thought I would just let big data speak for itself.  1,028 more words

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Pre-Approval Should Always Be Your First Step

In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes greatly outnumbers the amount of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where buyers often need to stand out. 315 more words

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Affirm now has 1,000 retail partners

Consumer lending startup Affirm has tried to make it easier for people to make big-ticket purchases at checkout by providing financing options that it believes are better than using a credit card. 706 more words


7 Key Things That Help You Qualify For A Mortgage


In an environment where lenders are highly regulated and risk-averse, borrowers are rightfully a little nervous when they… 951 more words

Market Conditions


There are two debt consolidation scenarios that are gaining popularity in today’s economy:

1 – If you already own a home: a debt consolidation loan is typically where you trade in your lower-balance home loan for a higher-balance home loan.  230 more words

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Real Estate is Best Long-Term Investment 4 Years Running

Every year, Gallup surveys Americans to determine their choice for the best long-term investment. Respondents are given a choice between real estate, stocks/mutual funds, gold, savings accounts/CDs, or bonds. 122 more words

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Homes are Selling Fast Across the Country

Some Highlights:

  • The National Association of REALTORS® surveyed their members for their monthly Confidence Index.
  • The REALTORS® Confidence Index is a key indicator of housing market strength based on a monthly survey sent to over 50,000 real estate practitioners.
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