Maybe you have a close family member living in Mexico. Or perhaps skiing in Vancouver is your favorite winter vacation spot. Maybe you have a child attending school in London. Or maybe you want to retire to the small town in China that your ancestors are from.
You look at the palm of your hand and you can almost see it, the glistening, sense-of-security-giving key to your new home. You’ve planned out your budget, you’re on track for mortgage loan approval, you’ve thought of neighborhoods, you’ve called the agent, you are pretty much set. But then you figure, wow, what kind of home do I really want, is it a condo or house?
Sometimes it seems there’s always something around the house that needs fixing – and the longer you put off doing the fixing, the more the glitches seem to multiply.
Improving your credit score can sometimes be a lengthy project. But, consumer advisor Brian Acton tells Yahoo Finance, if you are planning to apply for a mortgage or other major loan, there are four strategies you can use that can help bump up your credit score in as little as 30 days:
Home prices are still out-pacing incomes. Inventory is down 10.4% from a year ago. It’s the lowest home supply since NAR started tracking it in 1999. Homes are on market 34 days comapared to 41 days last year at this time.