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Is a home equity line of credit a fit for you?

Rising home values and low interest rates are a powerful combination for homeowners looking for more financial breathing room.

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Wake up your lazy asset with new lending option

By Alain Valles If you are like most people your two largest retirement assets are your investment savings and your home. However, due to its illiquidity, the home is seldom part of the retirement planning conversation. It has simply been too hard to turn home equity into ready cash. But a paradigm shift is occurring […]

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Not always easy enforcing rules in housing community

By Marianne Delorey© I’ve been in property management for most of my adult life. It is a great job and one that has provided me with a fair amount of excitement but mostly, a sense of doing something important. I help people. I provide them with housing that is safe, attractive and affordable. Mostly, I […]

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Identity theft victims face months of hassle

As soon as Mark Kim found out his personal information was compromised in a data breach at Target last year, the tech worker signed up for the retailer’s free credit monitoring offer.

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Take action before the reverse mortgage rules change in March

By Alain Valles Over the past 25 years hundreds of thousands of homeowners age 62 years or older have converted the equity in their home into tax-free cash through a reverse mortgage. However, on March 2, new rules go into effect for reverse mortgages. The most significant impact will be that all borrowers will be […]

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Happy life, happy home, happy transitions

By David J. Dowd Working with seniors in transition is very interesting. As people live longer there is a startling variety of lifestyles and attitudes that present as we get older. People are different and so are their lifestyle choices. Seniors who live where they are by choice vs. happenstance are usually the happiest. For […]

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