September 2017

Found 3 blog entries for September 2017.

Buying New West Chester Homes vs Old Homes

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Ask a typical West Chester consumer to name the two most important purchases people make, and you’ll almost always hear new house and new car. They're often lumped together, but they shouldn’t be. They aren’t all that similar.

The rationale for buying a new car is clear: automotive technology advances nearly every model year, improving fuel economy and safety. Add in that intoxicating new car smell, and the preference is all but automatic. Used cars may be economical, but as for the thrill factor: nyah!

Similarly, when the question is put to a cross-section of typical Americans, new homes get the nod over existing ones. The percentage of those who strongly or somewhat prefer buying a newly built home

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Equifax Hack Could Affect Monroe Mortgage Applicants

When news of the Equifax hack first broke, the credit ratings giant scrambled to minimize fallout from this massive personal information breach. After an initial embarrassing misstep (they tried to have affected consumers sign off on Equifax’s liability), the company moved to ameliorate the hack by offering free ID protection to consumers.

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Monroe homeowners and potential home buyers had reason to do more than shake their heads at yet another electronic pratfall. In one way or another, most Monroe real estate transactions involve creditworthiness appraisals that are managed by the three credit reporting agencies (Equifax is one). That means that among the 143 million consumers it admits could

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Hurricane News Overshadows All but One Bright Spot 

Last weekend’s regular Ohio news should have been promoting all the usual upbeat feature stories about the onset of football season, the start of a brand new school year, the finals of tennis’ last grand slam tournament and the like—but Mason readers would have gotten eye strain trying to find any of them. Instead, the dark clouds brought by Hurricanes Irma and Harvey cast dense shadows across the region and the nation’s news. It was certain, too, that even after the terror of their actual passages had subsided, the fallout would continue to reverberate—expensively—for a very long time.

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What was covered was how the prayers of millions not directly affected were being answered by many thousands

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