Thursday, September 07, 2017 / by Suzy Morris
Cyber criminals have hacked into Equifax and accessed sensitive information -- including names, social security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and the numbers of some driver's licenses.
The breach started back in May but wasn't discovered until late July.
"This is reason Number 10,000 to check your online bank statements and credit card statements on a regular basis, ideally weekly," said Matt Schulz, senior industry analyst at CreditCards.com. "Bad guys can be very patient, so it's important to keep an eye out long after this story fades from the headlines."
Equifax is allowing consumers to check if their information was breached by providing their name and the last 6 digits of their social security number. Regardless of whether it was impacted or not, Equifax is providing an option for consumers to enroll in the TrustedID Premier program. The enrollment period runs through November 21, 2017. You can access the enrollment site here:&nbs ...
Thursday, July 27, 2017 / by Suzy Morris
San Diego families every summer decide if this will be the year they sell their current house and move into their dream home in Carlsbad, Encinitas, Oceanside or San Marcos.
Mortgage interest rates have hovered around 4% for all of 2017, forcing buyers off the fence and into the market, resulting in incredibly strong demand RIGHT NOW!! At the same time, inventory levels of homes for sale have dropped dramatically as compared to this time last year.
Trulia reported that “U.S. home inventory has tumbled 8.9% over the past year and has now fallen for nine consecutive quarters.” There is now 20% less inventory than there was five years ago.
Here is a chart showing the decrease in inventory levels by category nationwide:
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