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Credit Score

Following are all UrbanTurf articles filed under Credit Score, from most recent to least.

Could New FICO Rules Make it Harder for Homebuyers?

Could New FICO Rules Make it Harder for Homebuyers?

Nena Perry-Brown | January 23rd 2020

Upcoming changes to how FICO scores are calculated are expected to lower the average consumer's credit score. ... read »

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 »

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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