Most Personal Loan Borrowers See Higher Credit Scores

MoneyTipsCan you raise your credit score by taking out a personal loan? You can if you borrow responsibly – and a new study from LendingTree.com shows that borrowers with lower credit scores can see significant benefits. Outstanding personal loan balances have nearly tripled since 2011, rising from $46.4 billion to $125.4 billion by June 2018. While that’s a small slice of America’s $13.54 trillion total household debt, the effect on credit scores shouldn’t be ignored. LendingTree found that 62.4% of personal loan recipients had a higher score one month after receiving a loan – surprising since pre-loan credit checks…

Empire Communities wants to help you celebrate the best urban living has to offer

Rich history and culture, a sizzling culinary scene, unbeatable shopping, and iconic entertainment have helped Atlanta earn its place as one of the best cities to live in. And it isn’t just our Southern charm that draws people to the city; strong job opportunities and close-knit neighborhoods are part of what make Atlanta a peachy-keen […]
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These Home Trends Are Going To Be Huge In 2021

This year has drastically changed the way we use our homes and the amount of time we spend in them. Many of us had to create a home office in our bedrooms without much notice and tried to upgrade our outdoor space without spending a fortune. Pandemic living will continue to have an effect on home decor trends in 2021 as WFH remains the new normal and further nationwide and local lockdowns can’t be ruled out. Here, the experts from home renovation platform Houzz predict the design trends we’re likely to see more of in 2021. They’re partly based on search traffic, so you’re probably starting to…

Why Selling Your Home During the Holidays is Smart

While it may seem quite unconventional to consider selling your home during the holiday season, we’ve got FIVE reasons why it’s actually a very smart choice  1. Buyers are Serious  Many people think ‘serious’ buyers only come around in the spring, and this just isn’t true When sellers choose to wait until the spring market for more buyers, they’re actually missing out on the opportunity to sell their home much faster. In the spring time, more homes are on the market, creating more inventory & more competition, therefore, buyers have more options. When a buyer is moving around the holidays,…

Avoiding The Bad Contractors & Scams That Follow The Big Storms

When large storms hit, especially over large Metro area’s like Atlanta, the sudden influx of calls to roofing and other contractors can overwhelm even the largest companies. Times like these present scammers with many opportunities to catch desperate homeowners unaware and take their money before they know what happened. Many scammers are door to door solicitors … …

Why Some Skylights Leak While Others Don’t

Who doesn’t love skylights? Done properly, skylights look great and are an excellent source of natural sunlight. However, make a mistake during installation or fail to maintain them, and your dealing with leaks. Skylights Aren’t Leaky By Nature To prevent leaks, it’s important to know their causes. From improper installation to debris buildup and damage, leaking skylights … …