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Easy Ways to Turn Yourself Towards Positive Credit Growth

If your credit is hurting but you are trying to chart a path towards a strong score in order to buy Chicago real estate next year, now is the time to get started understanding your credit and moving forward. The Equifax Finance Blog is ready to help with the new article, ” Five Steps You [Read More]

October 06, 2013 | Author: Mitch Levinson | Comments: (0) | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, Mortgages

Why Your Credit Scores Vary Agency to Agency

With credit scores having such a huge impact on your home finance options and ability to get a loan on Chicago homes, every point on those scores counts. When you order your scores and find three different values, though, what are you to do? The Equifax Finance Blog has the answer in the article, ” [Read More]

September 18, 2013 | Author: Mitch Levinson | Comments: (0) | Categories: Economy, Education, Featured

Equifax Report: Americans Paying Off Debt & Opening New Lines of Credit

Americans are taking out more loans than they have in past years, according to a recent article on the Equifax Finance blog, “ More Americans Paying Off Debt and Opening New Lines of Credit.” The article cites a recent Equifax Credit Trends report that showed loan originations (not including mortgages) increased to $750 billion in [Read More]

March 28, 2013 | Author: admin | Comments: (0) | Categories: Economy

Being a Landlord is More than Putting a “For Rent” Sign in the Yard

When it comes to turning your home over for rent, it is like an investment of any other – you should be prepared for risk and also for reward. This means having plans and funds in reserve, and being ready to use them if you have to so you can protect your investment. “ Preparing [Read More]

March 19, 2013 | Author: Mitch Levinson | Comments: (0) | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, Economy, Education, Single Family Homes, Townhomes

Lenders Not In A Lending Mood

One would think that the two punch combo of low home prices and record low mortgage rates would push the housing industry into the black. Yet a recovery is still a ways away. So what is a major hold up in keeping potential home buyers from purchasing properties? Credit scores. One of the main causes [Read More]

May 25, 2012 | Author: Mitch Levinson | Comments: (0) | Categories: Economy, Mortgages

Don’t Fall For These Common Credit Misconceptions

We all know people who seem to get approved for a new line of credit on a weekly basis. Most of us also have a friend who doesn’t even receive credit card offers in the mail. There are plenty of explanations for why some people have good credit and others don’t, but only a handful [Read More]

March 05, 2012 | Author: Mitch Levinson | Comments: (0) | Categories: Economy, Education

Don’t Let Divorce Separate You From Good Credit Scores

Getting divorced is a stressful experience, even for couples that split amicably. Many aspects of your life may change, but protecting your financial well-being should be a top priority. After all, starting a new chapter in your life is difficult enough without sacrificing your good credit scores. The credit experts at FreeScore explain how credit [Read More]

February 19, 2012 | Author: Mitch Levinson | Comments: (0) | Categories: Economy
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