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Scoring boost coming for renters’ credit

Scoring boost coming for renters’ credit

Anybody buying a first home quickly learns how important credit scores are to mortgage lenders. They like them high....

Scoring boost coming for renters’ credit
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Rising student loan debt chokes homeownership pipeline

They’re not yet an endangered species, but their steadily diminishing presence has some real estate analysts worried: First-time buyers...

Rising student loan debt chokes homeownership pipeline
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Shortcomings of the homebuyer’s tax credit

Remember the federal tax credit programs offering $7,500 and later $8,000 to first-time homebuyers? The credits were designed to...

Shortcomings of the homebuyer’s tax credit
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U.S. home sales to lowest level since 1990s

U.S. existing home sales tumbled last month to their lowest levels in more than a decade, according to a monthly report from the National Association of Realtors, released today. Home sales — including single-family...

U.S. home sales to lowest level since 1990s

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