• How Nest home protection allowed hackers in. Software designed to help people break into websites and devices has gotten so easy to use that it’s practically child’s play, and many companies, including Nest, have effectively chosen to let
  • Tax tips for home buyers and sellers. While the 2019 tax filing season may be over, if you’re buying or selling real estate this year, you may want to consult a tax expert as well as a real estate agent.
  • CFPB head says people need ‘to help themselves’. After becoming head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau—a job for which she had little if any relevant experience—Kathleen Kraninger went on what she called a three-month “listening tour”
  • Could debt collectors send you texts, emails?. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will unveil debt collection rules in a few weeks, the agency’s director said potentially unleashing a battle over the industry’s tactics and consumers’ rights. The
  • No-income, no-asset mortgages are back. NINA loans are loans that do not include a requirement for a borrower to prove income or assets. No Income, No Assets = NINA. And now, NINA loans are back, as 360 Mortgage Group announced, that it
  • Warren, Cummings look to crack down on credit bureaus. Warren (D-Mass.) and Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) have released a report from a government watchdog looking at the security practices of the consumer credit reporting agencies, or CRAs, finding that their defenses are inadequate and
  • How to choose a vacation rental. This is the time of year when vacation rental decisions are being made for the summer, so chances are you’re looking at properties on Airbnb, HomeAway or TurnKey, and you don’t
  • Mortgage rates continue to nose-dive. Just a handful of months ago, mortgage rates were soaring. Now they are sinking. According to data released Thursday by Freddie Mac, the 30-year fixed-rate average plunged to 4.06 percent, with an average 0.5 point.



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