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10 Cities With the Best and Worst Credit Scores

A new report by WalletHub shows that when it comes to solid credit, residents of several cities in Florida and California have the edge on the rest of the country. The firm compared the median credit scores of residents in ...

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Starter Homes Feel the Market Pressure

One of the major casualties of a national housing market defined by continuously rising prices and over-tight inventory is the starter home, according to the latest Inventory and Price Watch report by Trulia. Starter homes “have become scarcer, pricier, smaller, ...

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America’s 10 Hardest-Working Cities

The Bay Area might be among the most expensive housing markets in the country, but the residents there indeed work for their living, according to WalletHub's Hardest-Working Cities in America report. WalletHub's 2018 numbers find that San Franciscans are the ...

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Hidden Figures: 5 Factors That Influence Home Values

home equity

Very often it’s easy to see why one house comes to market bearing a bigger-than-average price tag, but in other instances, it’s not so obvious. In those cases, it’s likely that a handful of more obscure and hard-to-measure price influencers ...

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Housing and Technology Converge for Five Star Fintech Summit

digital lending

With the 2018 Five Star Single-Family Rental Summit wrapping up on Wednesday afternoon, the next big Five Star event followed close on its heels—the inaugural Five Star Fintech Summit. Convening inside the Renaissance Nashville Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee, the first ...

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Rising Rates to Impact Homebuyers

Fed Rate

On Wednesday, after Jerome Powell's first Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting as Fed Chair, the Federal Reserve announced that it had increased the Fed funds rate by a quarter point at a target of 1.5 percent to 1.75 percent. ...

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