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by Dr. Sherry Cooper

Canadas Jobless Rate Remains at 40 Year Low

Statistics Canada announced this morning that employment increased by a stronger than expected 32,300 in March, driven by full-time job gains. The unemployment rate was unchanged at a four-decade low of 5. 8% indicating that the economy is at or near full employment. In the first quarter of 2018, employment edged down (-40,000 or -0. 2%) reflecting a decrease in January. On a longer-term basis, jobs have been on an ...

by Rateseer Team

1st Mariner Bank is now part of Howard Bank

While updating the extensive RateSeer database of lenders and banks in the Baltimore, Maryland area, we learned that the 1st Mariner Bank and the Howard Bank merged. The information provided below was copied from the Howard Bank Welcome web page. To read the entire Welcome message, visit the Howard Bank webpage. Howard Bank and 1st Mariner Bank share the vision of being the premier business bank in the Greater Baltimore ...

by Tracy Valko

Improving Your Credit Score

Your credit score is a big factor when you apply for a mortgage. It can dictate how good your interest rate will be and the type of mortgage you qualify for. Mortgage Professionals are experienced helping clients with a wide range of credit scores so we can find you a mortgage product even if your credit is far from perfect. The good news about your credit score is that it ...