July 22nd, 2011

Friday Roundup: 5 Essential Real Estate Closing Tips & Process Checklist

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Credit Karma News

  • Don’t let the credit card grinch strike while on vacation. Nothing puts a damper on your vacation like having your credit card rejected. Your kids start crying. Other tourists eye you with suspicion. The bartender takes away your beer. USA Today
  • How to Improve a Credit Score. That one number represents all the information on your credit report — your accounts and payment history — as tracked by three different credit bureaus, Experian, Equifax and TransUnion. Smart Money
  • Debt in America: Consumers Paying off Credit Cards. Consumers are keeping their plastic on ice, rapidly paying off their credit card debts. CBS Money Watch
  • 5 credit card goofs that’ll ruin your vacation. It’s your safety net, your “in case of emergency” card. But your credit card may end up at the center of your vacation crisis if you don’t follow the advice of Ben Woolsey, director of marketing and consumer research for CreditCards.com. WMCTV

Housing Market News

  • 5 Essential Real Estate Closing Tips & Process Checklist. Buying a home is a lot of work, but it’s a lot of fun too. Amid all of the excitement of the buying process, most buyers manage to stay organized. Money Relationship
  • 5 Awesome Apartment Search Sites. Let’s face it, moving might be the most stressful thing to do. Searching for apartments, like jobs, can be excruciating and disheartening, because you have to weed through hundreds that are too expensive or don’t offer any amenities. Savvy Sugar
  • Closing costs: The 5 most expensive states. Which five states have the most expensive mortgage closing costs in the nation? Find out. Bankrate
  • How To Buy A Home And Get The Owner to Carry Back Your Mortgage. Getting a mortgage with bad credit can be impossible But if you want to buy a home but can’t get a mortgage from the bank, you’re in luck. Wealth Pilgrim
  • If My Mortgage Doesn’t Kill Me, Costco Will… I scrimp, I save, I budget but there are two things that can empty my bank account in three seconds flat: My mortgage and Costco Wholesale. Blogging Away Debt
  • Why Sellers Overestimate the Value of Their Houses. When calculating my net worth, I tend to take a conservative approach. Where certain balances are not exact, like the value of my car, I tend to assume the value is lower than what it might be. Consumerism Commentary

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