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Shop around for title insurance

Shop around for title insurance

A recent legal settlement between the federal government and a title insurance agency is drawing fresh attention to one of the murkiest, least understood and costly items you get charged for in a real...

Shop around for title insurance
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Don’t let closing costs surprise you

Everyone knows that financing and closing on a home purchase can be complicated. Which is why more than a year ago the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued a set of new disclosures and rules...

Don’t let closing costs surprise you
New bill seeks reform on credit reporting and scoring

New bill seeks reform on credit reporting and scoring

Erroneous or outdated negative items on your credit report can be deal killers — or at least deal delayers...

New bill seeks reform on credit reporting and scoring
Home buyers not using new mortgage shopping tool

Home buyers not using new mortgage shopping tool

  If you’re planning to buy a home with a mortgage in 2016, you’re virtually certain to encounter a...

Home buyers not using new mortgage shopping tool
Ken Harney

Nationwide crackdown coming on realty referral deals

Home buyers usually don’t have a clue about the existence of under-the-table marketing kickback deals, and they can end...

Nationwide crackdown coming on realty referral deals

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