SHOULD YOUR PROPERTY RIGHTS?

Article    |    Institute for Justice Imagine a law giving bureaucrats unbridled discretion over your property rights. It would provide no standards. City officials could stop you from using your property—such as putting up a fence or planting a tree—for arbitrary reasons, or, indeed, for no reason at all. And you’d have no one to appealContinue reading “SHOULD YOUR PROPERTY RIGHTS?”

Mortgage demand drops as interest rates hit a three-month high

PUBLISHED WED, FEB 10 2021 Diana Olick An ‘Open House’ sign is displayed in the front yard of a home for sale in Columbus, Ohio. Ty Wright | Bloomberg | Getty Images Mortgage interest rates have increased in four of the first six weeks of 2021, putting a chill on mortgage demand. Overall mortgage applicationContinue reading “Mortgage demand drops as interest rates hit a three-month high”

6 ways to cut the cost of refinancing your mortgage

A refinance is kind of like a mortgage do-over. By swapping out your home loan with a new one, you can save money with a new interest rate, tap into your equity or change the loan term. Average rates on 30-year fixed-rate mortgages have been sliding to unheard-of levels around 2.8%. But the costs ofContinue reading “6 ways to cut the cost of refinancing your mortgage”

As the economic fallout of the pandemic continues to unfold, banks are rushing to close credit card accounts or slash credit limits to curb their risk.

“These are really big numbers,” said Matt Schulz, chief industry analyst at CompareCards. “It means that an awful lot of Americans had one of their financial security nets taken out from under them in one of the most difficult economic times in American history.” 1 in 5 cardholders saw a credit decrease of at leastContinue reading “As the economic fallout of the pandemic continues to unfold, banks are rushing to close credit card accounts or slash credit limits to curb their risk.”