Deborah Kearns

Posts by Deborah Kearns

The 4 Most Common Mortgage and Real Estate Scams and How to Stop Them

(TNS)—The last thing consumers should have to worry about is being scammed when they buy or rent a home, or consider refinancing options. Unfortunately, criminals are getting more creative in how they target their victims, leading to major financial headaches for their unsuspecting victims. In 2017 alone, 9,645 victims reported real estate fraud, resulting in […]

Government Shutdown: Resources for Federal Workers Who Can’t Make Mortgage or Rent

(TNS)—As the government shutdown grinds into its third week, more than 800,000 federal employees and 4.1 million federal contractors are caught in the crosshairs. Federal workers will go without paychecks beginning January 11. Some of these unpaid employees are nervous about their finances, particularly being able to make their monthly rent or mortgage payment on […]