Upper Postpones Vote to Give Land to Habitat for Humanity | Government

PETERSBURG – The Upper Township Committee meeting Sept. 23 included discussion of an ordinance to authorize the transfer of land owned by the municipality to Habitat for Humanity, Cape May County, a non-profit organization.

As a result of questions and concerns raised by affected residents during public comment, committee agreed to postpone the ordinance’s adoption until its Oct. 15 meeting, pending expanded information to share with the public.

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Equifax Canada and M3 Group Help Accelerate Speed to Yes for Canadian Homebuyers

TORONTO, Sept. 30, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Equifax® Canada Co. and M3 Group, today announced the first-ever partnership of its kind in Canada designed to drive faster mortgage credit decisions for consumers by automating employment and income verification.

The enhanced partnership builds on Equifax and M3’s efforts to accelerate the “speed to yes” for mortgage brokers and consumers by transforming the way employment and income is verified by lenders.  The integration of Equifax’s Verification Exchange™ database within M3’s industry-leading MortgageBOSS platform will accelerate the process for lenders and provide quicker and easier access to products for consumers.

Income and […] Read more

#Blockchain Profiles-Meet Erik Rind CEO Of ImagineBC

Editor’s Note: Financial Advisor is pleased to bring you #BlockchainProfiles – featuring thought leaders within the blockchain and digital currency space. He spoke with us this past summer.

 


NAME: Erik RindTITLE: CEOCOMPANY: ImagineBCWEB ADDRESS: https://imaginebc.net/
 


1. How did you personally become involved in blockchain?
I was originally introduced to blockchain technology by John Cronin of BuildCoin.com. I must admit my I was a complete skeptic of the technology but that is only because I did not truly understand its potential. Even though John did not convince me at first, he did enough to get me to do more independent research. By the […] Read more

What Is A Multi-Family Home?

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Multi-family homes can be a great way for novice real estate investors to get started buying properties that will generate passive income. However, these properties have some challenges that single-family homes don’t have.If you’re considering buying a multi-family home, here’s what you need to know before jumping in.

What is a multi-family home?

A multi-family home is a single building that’s set up to accommodate more than one family living separately. That can range from a duplex, which has two dwellings within a single building, to homes or small apartment buildings with up to four units. (Buildings with more than […] Read more

What to ask when leasing to buy home

If you’re dreaming of homeownership but don’t quite have the down payment or credit profile to make it a reality, a lease-to-buy option is one of several avenues to consider.

WHAT IS A LEASE-OPTION-TO-BUY?

A lease-option is a contract in which a landlord and tenant agree that, at the end of a specified period, the renter can buy the property. The tenant pays an up-front option fee and an additional amount each month that goes toward the eventual down payment. If you decide not to purchase the home at the end of the agreement, you’ll lose your option fee as well as […] Read more

Are Dividend Investors Making A Mistake With Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX)? – Simply Wall St News

Dividend paying stocks like Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) tend to be popular with investors, and for good reason – some research suggests a significant amount of all stock market returns come from reinvested dividends. Unfortunately, it’s common for investors to be enticed in by the seemingly attractive yield, and lose money when the company has to cut its dividend payments.

One way to look into the risks is to look at a snapshot of Equifax’s latest financial position, by checking our visualisation of its financial health.

A 1.1% yield is nothing to get excited about, but […] Read more

Senate bill seeks to increase accountability of data brokers

Democratic Senators introduced a bill to increase accountability and enhance transparency on data brokers like Equifax that collect and sell personal information about consumers.

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The Data Broker Accountability and Transparency Act would prohibit data brokers from engaging in discriminatory data use practices and give consumers the right to stop them from sharing their personal information for marketing purposes. It also requires data brokers to develop privacy and data security programs and procedures. Further, it empowers the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to create a centralized website for consumers to view a list of data brokers and information regarding consumer rights.

“For […] Read more

7 Key Cybersecurity Tips to Keep Your Small Business Safe

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It’s predicted that by the year 2021 annual cybercrime costs across the globe will reach a staggering $6 trillion. The scale and scope of cyberattacks today and their ever-increasing sophistication means that no business is safe – especially in industry.

Yet small businesses, which are impacted by 43% of all cybercrime, often disregard the severity of this threat. In […] Read more

House prices fall by 2.8% in three months as Brexit uncertainty blamed for slowdown

House prices have fallen by almost 3% over the last three months with the rate of inflation expected to flatline by the end of the year.

Brexit uncertainty and the Central Bank’s guidelines on mortgage lending have contributed to the slowdown, experts suggest.

The details are contained in the latest quarterly property report from property website, MyHome.ie, which is published in conjunction with Davy.

It shows that the annual rate of asking price inflation for an average three-bed, semi-detached home was just 0.3% to the end of the third quarter this year, and is expected to be close to zero by the end […] Read more