It sounds like a great idea to provide more protection to the consumers. Especially after what happened in mortgage industry these recent years. But do we need a new government agency (CFPA) to get into what seemingly mostly about personal responsibilities and decision making?
Data show housing market starting to recover – news.yahoo.com
Sales of previously occupied homes rose for the third month in a row in June, the National Association of Realtors reported. That hasn't happened since early 2004, during the boom.
How to expose unscrupulous realty agents – marketwatch.com
Like others, real estate industry has players who are lack of professionalism and sometimes unethical. Educated buyers have a better chance to understand and identify these behaviors that work against them.
This article provides some homework that a buyer can do before hiring a agent.
Consumer resource and tips from Ripoff Report – ripoffreport.com
Always a good resource from RepoffReport.com for protecting your identity, avoiding scams and some other tips.
The Garden State ranks No.1 in solar installed per square mile. Other states among the top five were California, Colorado, Nevada and Arizona.
Protect yourself from ID theft, a great guide on credit freeze and thaw – clarkhoward.com
Do you know you can seal your credit by "freezing" it? If you lost your critical financial information or worried about being a ID theft victim, this temporary measurement can give you a peace of mind. It does cost some money to freeze and unfreeze it, but for most of the people the cost is unsubstantial.
The article is from my consumer advocate hero, Clark Howard.
Great time for home improvement and remodeling – finance.yahoo.com
The down market has created opportunities for homeowners who want to remodel their homes on a bargain price.
College 529 prepaid tuition plans at risk – bankrate.com
While many 529 college savings plan investors know all too well that their investments can decline in value, 529 prepaid tuition plan holders may not be aware that their plans may be in trouble, too.