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Ariel Skelley | The Image Bank | Getty Images With age comes increased frugality. As people reach retirement age, it’s been common practice to get rid of what you don’t need, including personal items, extra expenses and oversized, hard-to-manage properties. For years, the average American retiree has charted a predictable course through retirement, choosing smaller,
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Heavy competition in today’s pricey housing market has sidelined some first-time buyers, especially in major metropolitan areas. These buyers usually make up about 40% of the market, but now it’s less than a third, according to the National Association of Realtors. The majority are millennials, aged 25-34. There is still hope for homeownership, however. While
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Mortgage rates moved higher again last week, causing homeowners and potential homebuyers to pull back on borrowing. Overall mortgage application volume decreased 5.1% from the previous week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s seasonally adjusted index. The average contract interest rate for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages with conforming loan balances ($548,250 or less) increased to 3.36%
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Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is warning mortgage servicers that they’re expected to help the surge of struggling homeowners in the pandemic and explore options other than foreclosure. “Responsible servicers should be preparing now,” CFPB Acting Director Dave Uejio said in a statement. “There is no time to
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fstop123 | Getty Images The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau proposed a rule Monday to prevent a wave of foreclosures this fall, when certain Covid-era protections for homeowners are set to expire. The proposal, which would need final approval, generally prohibits mortgage servicers from initiating foreclosure proceedings against delinquent borrowers until after Dec. 31, 2021. The
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The 3 acre Northern California estate where “White Christmas” crooner Bing Crosby and his family once lived has just hit the market for $13.75 million. Exterior of 101 Robin Road, Hillsborough, CA Dennis Mayer | OMARSHALL Real Estate Built in 1930, the English Tudor-style residence is just under 10,000 square feet with 10 bedrooms and
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Pope Francis is using his pulpit to call attention to climate migration. “When we look, what do we see? Many are being devoured in conditions that make it impossible to survive. Forced to abandon fields and shorelines, homes and villages, people flee in haste carrying just a few souvenirs and treasures, scraps of their culture
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As millennials begin to turn 40 in 2021, CNBC Make It is launching Middle-Aged Millennials, a series exploring how the oldest members of this generation have grown into adulthood amid the backdrop of the Great Recession and the Covid-19 pandemic, student loans, stagnant wages and rising costs of living. When it came to buying a home,
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Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. Jeenah Moon | Getty Images Prosecutors in Manhattan have subpoenaed Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg’s personal bank records, The New York Times reported Wednesday. The prosecutors, who are conducting a sweeping probe surrounding Donald Trump and his company, are also questioning gifts that Weisselberg and his family received
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