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Tax season is a busy time for accountants…and tax scammers. From phone and phishing schemes to identity theft, fraudsters use a variety of tactics to take advantage of the increased financial activity of tax season. Test your tax scam savvy by reviewing each of the...

With the new year upon us, here are five things you should know when buying a house in Oregon in 2018. 1. Oregon home prices are slowing down, but still rising. Home price appreciation has been the big story in Oregon for the last couple of years....

For the 14th month in a row, the rate at which homes prices are increasing has slowed down. In May, prices saw just a 3.4 percent annual increase according to the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller National Home Price Index. Nationwide, the top 10 metro areas in the country slowed...

Did you hear the news? Across major cities in the United States, rent has increased yet again, according to a new report from RentCafe. The annual report found that the average rent in the U.S. has increased by 3.2 percent year over year and by 2.6 percent...

Borrowers have more options than ever when it comes to purchasing a home. Who you choose as your lender is a serious decision that can impact you for years to come. While online lenders offer quick approvals tethered to high interest rates, local lenders like...

Move aside, big cities. American suburbs are making their way back into the spotlight. Many Americans are ditching the allure and convenience of big, crowded cities and instead opting for the comfort of a quieter life in close-knit communities found in suburban neighborhoods. A recent study conducted by...

Many would-be homebuyers put off buying much longer than they have to because they think their credit score is too low, or they don’t have enough money saved for a down payment. But did you know that lower credit scores and a low down payment...

If you’re like most people who own their own home, you could use a little extra financial cushion. As a homeowner, your home equity is likely your most valuable asset. Home equity is, to put in simple terms, the part of your home and property you...