Can You Get a Mortgage With a Credit Freeze?

Can You Get a Mortgage With a Credit Freeze?

Kameleon007/iStock Credit freezes are a hot topic these days. With security breaches cropping up at banks, retailers, and even credit reporting agencies (hello, Equifax), many Americans fear that hackers might access their personal data and open new credit lines in...
5 Tips to Help You Ace Your Rental Application

5 Tips to Help You Ace Your Rental Application

iStock; realtor.com When it comes to finding the perfect apartment, there are a lot of moving parts. You’ll spend more time than you’d like to admit scouring rental listings. You’ll dedicate multiple weekends to touring apartments. You’ll cruise the streets of your...
4 Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Got an FHA Loan

4 Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Got an FHA Loan

Michail_Petrov-96/iStock A few years back, my husband and I were growing out of our two-bedroom, 850-square-foot rental in St. Petersburg, FL. We had one child, one cat, and lots of stuff. In short, it was time to move. We didn’t think we were ready to buy, but a...

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