Financial Friday Round-Up: November 30 – December 4, 2020

Every week, our Financial Friday Round-Up compiles the best things to read, watch, or listen to regarding finance on the web. The articles below include advice on how to find a home in a time of low inventory, mortgage refinancing changes, a fall in unemployment, and more.

How to Find a Home in 2020

Real estate agents are getting creative when finding homes to sell in today’s low inventory environment. This is the third-lowest the property supply has been since 1963 when the Census Bureau began tracking. This guide from Money walks you through creative ways to find a home, including using social media and local property records.

Unemployment Claims Fall After Two-Week Surge

While the coronavirus has continued to leave many Americans without work, weekly claims for unemployment fell a little this week after two consecutive weeks of climbing. Check out this report from Forbes for more details on the state of the labor market.

I started my first job completely remote. Here's how I formed meaningful relationships with my coworkers.

Starting a new job can be intimidating in any environment, but starting completely remotely and trying to make a good impression over video calls can feel like an even greater challenge. This piece from Business Insider is a success story offering tips on how to navigate this virtual first day from someone who’s been there.

A New Mortgage Refinancing Fee Begins Today. Here’s What You Should Know.

Starting on December 1st, the Federal Housing Finance Agency started charging a mortgage refinance fee which could impact anyone wishing to take advantage of these record-low mortgage rates. To learn more about this 0.5% “adverse market refinance fee,” check out this report from Forbes.

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