Recent Posts by Brian Schafer

Things To Do To Protect Your Identity

Facts About Identity Theft: It's estimated that there were 10 million victims of identity theft in 2008, and 1 in every 10 U.S. consumers have reported having their identity stolen. The U.S. Department of Justice reported in 2010, 7.0% of households in the United States, or about 8.6 million households, had at least one member age 12 or older…
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Rents Rising Fast in the Least Affordable Markets

According to Trulias recent Rent Monitor, in my area of Seattle, rents rose 8.50% from a year ago.   Rents will only continue that trend and keep going up with shrinking vacancy rates So why aren't more people considering buying a home?  Per Trulia's chart below, if you get a low down payment loan, are…
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Fall Home Improvement Scams

It’s officially fall, which means now is the time to prepare your home for the colder months ahead. This time of year, many popular home improvement services range from heating to roofing contractors. It's important to do your homework! Heating Contractors: Before doing business with a heating contractor, be familiar with the model you own…
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