Top 6 Home Renovation Scams To Avoid

Scam artists are nothing new, but there are plenty of reasons to predict there will even more of them due to tough economic times. While they tend to prey on the elderly, anyone who is not cautious and informed is a potential victim. Your best defense is a skeptical mind and knowing what to look out for when you hear that offer that’s “too good to refuse.” Here are some of the most popular, and costly, home improvement scams.

Foreclosure Prevention Help in available North Carolina

North Carolina homeowners who are struggling to make their mortgage payments due to job loss or temporary financial hardship. For qualified homeowners, the fund can provide an interest-free loan of up to $36,000 to pay your mortgage and other related expenses for up to 36 months.

How can you protect yourself from identity theft?

According to statistics released by the U.S. Department of Justice, about 1.6 million households experience theft of existing accounts other than a credit card (such as a banking account), and 1.1 million households discover misuse of personal information (such as their social security number) annually. Here are some important tips for keeping your information safe and sound:

7 tips for saving for your down payment

If it seem like a “gift” is a hard thing to come up with – don’t dismiss the concept too soon. I know more than a few now-homeowners who had no clue where their down payment money would come from until they were reminded about gift money as a strategy, then cashed in long-ignored offers of help from parents, aunts and uncles.

Practical Tips for Improving Your FICO Scores

many people don’t know is that recently the credit bureau changed how they handle credit inquiries and so now when you shop for a mortgage, even if multiple lenders review your credit they will all see the same scores and information so long as the last credit inquiry is within 14 days of the first.