Credit Score

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One Presidential Candidate’s $100 Billion Housing Proposal

One Presidential Candidate’s $100 Billion Housing Proposal

Nena Perry-Brown | July 8th 2019

Senator Kamala Harris's plan would specifically target formerly redlined areas. ... read »

Buyers Week: How a $100 Mistake Can Sink Your Credit Score

Buyers Week: How a $100 Mistake Can Sink Your Credit Score

Will Smith | March 16th 2018

Having a very good credit score is crucial if you want to be pre-approved for a home loan and get the lowest interest rate possible. And, as the... read »

Bill Introduced in DC to Help Housing Authority Residents Build Credit

Bill Introduced in DC to Help Housing Authority Residents Build Credit

Nena Perry-Brown | March 8th 2017

Yesterday, DC councilmember Anita Bonds introduced legislation to make it easier for public housing residents to build credit, giving them access to... read »

The Consequences of Poor Credit on Home Insurance Costs

The Consequences of Poor Credit on Home Insurance Costs

Tianna Mañón | August 25th 2015

The role that credit plays in the cost of home insurance is significant, according to a new study. ... read »

First-Timer Primer: The Credit Score Basics

First-Timer Primer: The Credit Score Basics

UrbanTurf Staff | July 28th 2015 | 2 Comments

We'll walk you through the basics of understanding your credit score — and how to improve it. ... read »

Starting Today It Will Be Easier to Get a Mortgage

Starting Today It Will Be Easier to Get a Mortgage

Lark Turner | December 1st 2014

New guidelines from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that go into effect December 1 relax the standards that lenders have been using to approve mortgages. ... read »

600 Is The New 640: Wells Fargo Relaxes Credit Requirements for FHA Loans

600 Is The New 640: Wells Fargo Relaxes Credit Requirements for FHA Loans

Lark Turner | February 19th 2014 | 2 Comments

Wells Fargo announced last week that it will relax its mortgage lending standards, allowing FHA borrowers with credit scores as low as 600 to qualify... read »

New Credit Score Company Ignores One-Time Mistakes

New Credit Score Company Ignores One-Time Mistakes

Shilpi Paul | May 7th 2013

One credit score generator has tweaked their formula to place less emphasis on one-time mistakes. VantageScore Solutions is now ignoring collection... read »

Strong Rental Payment History Now Factored Into Credit Scores

Strong Rental Payment History Now Factored Into Credit Scores

Shilpi Paul | January 9th 2012

Renters who have a good history of paying their rent on time may be pleasantly surprised the next time they look at their credit score. ... read »

The Credit Score Puzzle

The Credit Score Puzzle

UrbanTurf Staff | June 27th 2011 | 2 Comments

A credit score can seriously affect the ability to buy a home. The better one's credit history, the better the score will be and mortgage lenders... read »

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Northern Virginia

Profiles of 14 neighborhoods across Northern Virginia

Looking to Give People A Reason to Stay Past 6pm
Happily Straddling the Line Between City and Suburb
Columbia Pike
Arlington’s Neglected Stepchild is Getting a Makeover
Crystal City
Turning Lemons into Lemonade
Lyon Village
Developing An Air of Exclusivity?
Hitting Its Growth Spurt
An Urban Village Hitting Its Stride
Del Ray
Virginia’s Small Town Near the Big City
Eisenhower Avenue
The Vibrancy Might Take a Few Years
The Quiet Neighborhood By the Beltway
Old Town
Mayberry By The Potomac
132 Commerical-Free Acres
Downtown Falls Church
Staying the Same in the Midst of Change
Tysons Corner
Radical Change Could Be On The Way

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Profiles of 14 neighborhoods in suburban Maryland

Small-Town Living in the State Capital
Bedroom Community Gets Buzzing Cache
Cabin John
In With The New While Maintaining the Old
Chevy Chase
Affluence, Green Lawns and Pricey Homes
Downtown Silver Spring
Experiencing a Resurgence After a Bumpy History
A Suburb on Steroids
Rockville Town Square
Despite the Dynamism, Still Somewhat Generic
Takoma Park
More Than a Little Bit Quirky
A Foodie Magnet on the Verge of Change
Capitol Heights
Kudzu, Front Porches and Crime
Glass Half Full or Half Empty?
Mount Rainier
Artists, Affordable Homes and A Silo Full of Corn
National Harbor
A Development Rises Next to the Potomac
Riverdale Park
A Town Looking For Its Identity

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Northwest DC

30+ neighborhood profiles for the city's biggest quadrant

16th Street Heights
DC's Sleeper Neighborhood
Where (Almost) Everyone Knows Your Name
AU Park
One of DC’s Last Frontiers Before the Suburbs
DC’s Northern Neighborhood on the Cusp
DC’s 535 House Neighborhood
Cathedral Heights
Do You Know Where That Is?
Chevy Chase DC
Not to Be Confused With the Other Chevy Chase
Cleveland Park
Coming Back After A Rough Year
Columbia Heights
DC’s Most Diverse Neighborhood, But For How Long?
An Island of Serenity East of the Park
Dupont Circle
The Best of DC (For a Price)
Foggy Bottom & West End
Where the Institutional Meets the International
Forest Hills
Ambassadors and Adventurous Architecture
Foxhall Village
350 Homes Just West of Georgetown
Friendship Heights
A Shopping Mecca With a Few Places to Live
History, Hoyas and H&M
Glover Park
One of DC’s Preppier and More Family-Friendly Neighborhoods
A Posh View From Embassy Row
LeDroit Park
A Quiet Enclave in the Middle of the City
Logan Circle
Trendy Now, But Not By Accident
Mount Pleasant
Sought-After Homes Surround Main Street in Transition
Mount Vernon Triangle
From Seedy to Sought-After
The Long, Skinny Neighborhood at the City’s Northwest Edge
Park View
It’s Not Petworth
Penn Quarter/Chinatown
DC’s Go-Go-Go Neighborhood
Getting a Vibrancy of Its Own
The Duke’s Former Stomping Ground
Shepherd Park
DC’s Garden of Diversity
Spring Valley
A Suburb With a DC Zip Code
Not To Be Confused With Takoma Park
Not Quite Like Its Neighbors
U Street Corridor
The Difference a Decade Makes
Woodley Park
Deceptively Residential
Adams Morgan
No Longer DC’s Hippest Neighborhood, But Still Loved by Residents

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Southwest DC

The little quadrant that could

Southwest Waterfront
A Neighborhood Where A Change Is Gonna Come

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Northeast DC

Profiles of 10 neighborhoods in NE

New Development Could Shake Up Pastoral Peace
A Little Bit of Country Just Inside the District’s Borders
Not to Be Confused With Bloomingdale
Fort Totten
Five Years Could Make a Big Difference
H Street
A Place To Party, and To Settle Down
The Northeast Neighborhood That Few Know About
Michigan Park
A Newsletter-On-Your-Doorstep Community
Evolving from a Brand to a Neighborhood
Ripe for Investment Right About Now
The Difference 5 Years Makes
Big Houses, A Dusty Commercial Strip and Potential

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Southeast DC

6 neighborhoods from Capitol Hill to East of the River

Capitol Riverfront
Still Growing
Hill East
Capitol Hill’s Lesser Known Neighbor
Congress Heights
Gradually Rising
Notable for Its Neighborliness
Historic Anacostia
Future Promise Breeds Cautious Optimism
Eastern Market
A More European Way of Living

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