Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac Allow Non-FICO Score

Surprising mortgage watchers, the Federal Housing Finance Agency will allow Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to use VantageScore as an alternative to the FICO credit scoring model. How will this affect you when you are scouting out a new home purchase? By allowing new...

Can You Challenge Your Property Taxes?

Has your property tax bill increased significantly? Do you think you may have grounds for an appeal, particularly if the increase seems out of line with overall appreciation in your area? Property tax rules and policies are local, but in general, you have 90 days...

Get to Know How Section 179 Works for Real Estate

Part of the reason for the development of Section 179 was to help small businesses grow by allowing them to make deductions from property in the first year of purchasing it, instead of having to make small deductions over multiple years. Depreciable items such as...

Will Infrastructure Spending Affect Industrial Real Estate?

According to one of the largest global real estate surveys, the number one trend affecting commercial real estate (CRE) this year and beyond is political disruption. That is because the United States is not only in the thick of it but also is causing a lot of this...
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