Articles Tagged with ''Credit score''

Buying a house in the spring? Here’s how to save your credit score through the holidays

The holidays are right around the corner
There’s not much time left before the malls are flooded with busy holiday shoppers. And although this may still seem far off, when the possibility of securing a home in the spring is on the line, the time to plan is now. Here’s how consumers can ensure they don’t destroy their credit score right before the busiest home-buying season.
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National Association of Realtors declares support for alternative credit scoring

Says alternative models could make expand credit box
The National Association of Realtors sent a letter to two members of Congress this week, declaring the organization's support of alternative credit-scoring models that could be used to open the credit box to previously underserved borrowers. Here's why NAR thinks alternative credit scoring is so important.
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Bad credit holding back first-time homebuyers?

Maybe, but that’s not the only factor
Some companies speculate that low credit scores could be holding back first-time homebuyers. Some experts, however, disagree. According to a recent survey by TransUnion, there is one thing that worries them more than their credit scores.
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Rent payments can now be used to build credit

Experian, Yardi team up
Many changes are coming to the credit industry, including Experian and Yardi’s new solution that will enable property managers to report monthly rent payments. Consumers will be able to build credit by paying their rent on time, but that’s not the only benefit to this new step.
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Hillary Clinton unveils sweeping economic agenda, including major housing reforms

Announces $25 billion housing investment program
With the 2016 presidential election inching closer at a seemingly glacial pace, one issue that many of the main candidates have neglected to address is housing and its impact on the country’s economy. But it appears that is about to change as Hillary Clinton, the Democratic hopeful and former Secretary of State, recently announced a sweeping economic agenda that includes some major housing reforms.
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[infographic] What’s in your credit score?

MGIC: Breaking down your credit score
There are a lot of factors that make up a credit score, with many people unaware of what even goes into it. MGIC attempts to fix that problem in a new infographic that breaks down a person’s credit score.
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