March 18, 2013

Five Ways to Boost Your Credit Score

Do you have a FICO credit score under 620 points? If you do, you are probably making significantly higher payments for your auto loan, student loan interest charges, mortgage, credit cards and even auto and life insurance.  Insurance rates are tied, in part, to your credit rating.   Here’s the breakdown on what a credit score is based on, according to CNN Money: 35% on payment history. 30%  on the amount […]
February 16, 2013

Five Real Estate Provisions in “Fiscal Cliff” Bill

Tax Breaks Extended through 2013 in Cliffhangar President Obama signed into law the real estate-related provisions of the so-called “Fiscal Cliff” Bill.  It’s more of a slippery slope in that the House and Senate extended most provisions through 2013 and made them retroactive for 2012. Here’s the gist of it. The Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act […]