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Lenders opening doors to a wider swath of home buyers

Do you want to buy a house but worry that your credit profile will disqualify you for a mortgage?...

Lenders opening doors to a wider swath of home buyers
New financial tools offer a boost to credit ratings

New financial tools offer a boost to credit ratings

Here’s some good news for anyone whose credit scores aren’t quite as high as they’d like them to be:...

New financial tools offer a boost to credit ratings
Homebuyers with heavy debt might find it tougher to get a mortgage

Homebuyers with heavy debt might find it tougher to get a mortgage

First-time and move-up homebuyers with heavy debt loads, low credit scores and small down payments face a daunting new...

Homebuyers with heavy debt might find it tougher to get a mortgage
Your FICO score is not your mortgage destiny

Your FICO score is not your mortgage destiny

The higher your credit score, the lower the interest rate quote you’ll get on your mortgage, right? As a...

Your FICO score is not your mortgage destiny
Americans’ credit scores hit record high

Americans’ credit scores hit record high

704! That’s the new, record-high average FICO credit score among millions of Americans, and it’s positive news for home...

Americans’ credit scores hit record high
Lower credit scores, higher debt ratios opening opportunities for new home buyers

Lower credit scores, higher debt ratios opening opportunities for new home buyers

Is it easier today for home buyers with a high debt ratio and sub-par credit scores to qualify for...

Lower credit scores, higher debt ratios opening opportunities for new home buyers
‘Score Planner’ tool offers customized path to better credit

‘Score Planner’ tool offers customized path to better credit

If you’re seriously thinking about buying a home in the months ahead, you almost certainly know how important your...

‘Score Planner’ tool offers customized path to better credit
Escrow-free loans raise credit-risk questions

Escrow-free loans raise credit-risk questions

Do you really need an escrow account attached to your mortgage? Aren’t you capable of remembering when it’s time...

Escrow-free loans raise credit-risk questions
Cutbacks in high debt ratio loans could hurt buyers

Cutbacks in high debt ratio loans could hurt buyers

A key policy change by mortgage giant Fannie Mae that offered homeownership to thousands of new buyers — many...

Cutbacks in high debt ratio loans could hurt buyers
CreditXpert score simulations can provide quick credit fix

CreditXpert score simulations can provide quick credit fix

Many mortgage applicants have never heard of “rapid rescoring” or CreditXpert score simulations — in part because some lenders...

CreditXpert score simulations can provide quick credit fix
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