What Is Austerity?

Austerity policies are nothing new. But talk about them in the news has recently escalated. In response to its ongoing debt crisis, the Greek government is preparing to implement austerity measures aimed at helping the country regain its financial footing. … Continue reading →

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New PUA Rules: Don’t Miss These Unemployment Deadlines

The second stimulus package is tightening the rules for millions of gig workers, independent contractors and self-employed workers receiving unemployment aid. On Dec. 27, the $900 billion stimulus package extended Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, a critical benefits program for folks who don’t typically qualify for regular unemployment aid. The deal lengthened PUA benefits for at least […]

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LaMelo Ball Staying in Cam Newton’s Cool Condo in Charlotte, NC

The Charlotte Hornets point guard LaMelo Ball has snagged a place to stay in Charlotte, NC. He’s moved into a condo owned by the former Panthers quarterback Cam Newton.

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Mortgage Rates vs. Fed Announcements

File this one under “no correlation,” despite a flood of news articles claiming the Fed’s rate cut directly impacts mortgage rates. Today, the Fed cut the federal funds rate by half a percentage point to a range of 1-1.25% due to the uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus, this despite a strong U.S. economy. That sent mortgage [&hellip

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10 Ways to Save Money on Your Next Mortgage

You’ve heard the news – mortgage rates hit yet another record low this week, the 12th of 2020, and don’t appear to be going up anytime soon. While that’s up for debate, the trend is clearly your friend when it comes to securing a low interest rate on your home loan. But that doesn’t mean [&hellip

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The Best Real Estate Advice of 2020: How the Pandemic Transformed Housing This Year

To help you head into the new year as a well-informed home buyer, seller, or owner, here are the top lessons we learned about real estate this year.

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Self-Employed and Applying for a Mortgage? Here’s What’s Changed Since COVID-19

Freelance workers are a big part of the U.S. economy, but the pandemic has put extra hurdles in their path to getting a mortgage. Here’s what has changed, and what you should expect.

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