First Mortgage Originations Continue Steady Rise, According to Equifax Data

First mortgage originations have continued to show a slight but steady increase, with more than 2.77 million first mortgages originated year-to-date through May 2018, reflecting a total dollar amount of $689.8 billion during this period, according to data from the latest Equifax National Consumer Credit Trends…

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Americans Would Rather Renovate than Buy a New Home, Zillow Finds

Across the country, people are largely happy with their current homes, and would rather stay in them and make updates than move, according to a new report from online real estate company Zillow.

Zillow finds that 76 percent of Americans would rather use a set amount of money to upgrade…

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Do You Practice Home Fire Drills? Have You Installed Smoke Alarms?

The American Red Cross is reminding everyone that fire prevention demands some action on the part of homeowners and renters.

Americans should take two simple steps – practice fire drills at home and test smoke alarms monthly – to stay safe from the nation’s most frequent and deadliest disaster.

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