Recently, the headline news was about the U.S. yield curve “inverting,” and what this might mean for the economy and markets.
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In a few short years, it seems as though the banking industry has revolutionized. It is now easier (and more convenient than ever) to tend to your banking needs, all from the comforts of your pajamas. Gone are the notions of banking hours, and the never-ending lines when you want to deposit your paycheck.
While owning a home is the quintessential American dream, not everyone is able to purchase a home when they desire. If you’re fresh out of school with a boat load of student debt, it’s probably best to wait until you’ve been working for at least a year before you start looking to buy. You’ll also want to make sure that your credit score is where it should be, since the higher your score, the lower your interest rate will be. It’s also important to pull a copy of your credit report prior to contacting any mortgage companies; examining it in minute detail to ensure that everything is correct. If you do find an error, dispute it with the credit bureau immediately and keep the documentation.
Earlier this week, the Federal Liberal Government tabled their election-year budget, albeit through historically unorthodox methods. As expected, several measures were included that were designed to appeal to voters, especially the segments that the current government had seemingly lost approval with.
If you’re looking to diversify your investment portfolio, you may want to consider purchasing investment property.
Depending on how hands-on you want to be, you may want to purchase real estate as a short-term investment; fixing up the property and then selling it immediately for profit. For a long-term investment, rental property can provide a steady income stream over the longer term.
While owning a home is the quintessential American dream, not everyone is able to purchase a home when they desire. If you’re fresh out of school with a boat load of student debt, it’s probably best to wait until you’ve been working for at least a year before you start looking to buy.
Existing home sales suffered their third consecutive setback. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), transactions fell 1.2 percent in January 2019 to 4.94 million units on a seasonally adjusted annualized basis; this is the worst reading since November 2015.