Mortgage-Relief Scam? – S.S./Foreclosures

“If you’re a struggling homeowner trying to save your house from foreclosure, beware the latest mortgage-relief scam: Dozens of companies have been accused of falsely promising mortgage relief—while collecting millions of dollars in illegal upfront fees, according to a report by the Los Angeles Times. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently filed three lawsuits against eight firms accused of…

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Warranties: Worth it? – Inspections

“Extended warranties, or service plans, offer consumers longer terms of coverage on service, repair and replacement for their home’s appliances than the standard out-of-the-box warranty from the manufacturer. These warranties are highly profitable for retailers, as they deliver 50% profit, but they also run up the total cost of your washer, dryer, or or refrigerator…

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Awesome Bath Renovations – Inspections and Renovations

Some interior designers can do the coolest things with properties, taking old, mucky rooms and facilities and turning them into new, modern, and trendy assets to your new home. Jennifer Jones is one of those designers. “Jennifer Jones of Niche Interiors recently shared two bathroom remodels her firm completed in a San Francisco Victorian, and the results…

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Interest Rates falling on Mortgages – Mortgages

Interest: “The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its weekly report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting a decrease of 3.6% in the group’s seasonally adjusted composite index. That followed a rise of 1.9% for the previous week. The prior week’s report was adjusted to account for the July Fourth holiday. Mortgage loan rates increased on three types of loans…

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