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What TRID means for Real Estate Agents

The TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) Rule will take effect on October 3, 2015. TRID will significantly change the way real estate transactions are processed and settled. To avoid delays and to ensure that each settlement goes as smoothly as possible, it is important for real estate agents to be informed of all of the changes […]

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CFPB Releases New Online Tools for Consumers

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has released new online tools on their “Owning a Home” landing page. These tools are aimed at helping consumers better understand the mortgage process, in preparation for the TILA-RESPA Integrated Closing Disclosures (TRID), or the Know Before You Owe Rule, which goes into effect October 3, 2015. The new […]

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TRID Glossary

The new TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures (TRID) will take effect on October 3, 2015. As this date approaches, you may have heard a few terms and phrases you haven’t heard before. Whether you’ve been through the home purchase process many times before, or you’re preparing to buy your first home, it’s important to familiarize yourself with […]

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How Does a Previous Foreclosure Affect Veterans Ability to Repurchase?

How Does a Previous Foreclosure Affect Veterans Ability to Repurchase?

Written by Guest blogger: Sherman Hardy Foreclosures and its counterparts (short sales or deed-in-lieu of foreclosure) can be extremely problematic for military buyers. For those who have faced foreclosure may or may not know that it was not in their best interest. Having a foreclosure means you will not be eligible for a VA loan […]

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The Differences between Credit Report and Credit Score

The Difference between Credit Report and Credit Score

One of our previous blogs on credit scores, Understanding Your Credit Score, talked about the factors used to calculate FICO scores (the most widely used scoring system). However, the blog did not go into detail on what a credit score is or the difference between credit report and credit score. The two are not only […]

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Tips for Investing in Rental Properties

Investing in a rental property can be a great way to earn additional revenue. Perhaps you’re a homeowner looking for wealth-building opportunities. Or perhaps you’re simply interested in property management. Owning a rental property is an investment of time and money, and it’s important to carefully consider everything that is involved before you make the […]

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4 Google Plus Tips for Real Estate Agents

When you think about branding yourself as a real estate agent on social media, Google Plus may not be the first social network that comes to mind. If you have a successful Facebook page or Twitter account, then another social media account might not seem necessary; however, Google Plus offers its users many perks that […]

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Understanding Your Credit Score

Your credit score is the numerical value assigned based on the information on your credit report. Credit-reporting bureaus use complex and proprietary algorithms to calculate these, but the most widely used are FICO scores. FICO scores can range from 300 to 850, and they give potential lenders an idea of how much of a financial […]

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