Help for bad credit: Buying or renting a home
Cash speaks volumes to both landlords and mortgage brokers
By Anna Bleker | Published: August 17, 2010
Bad credit history? Don't move into your mom's basement just yet! Due to the recession, many landlords, facing vacant apartments, are surprisingly lenient toward applicants with low credit scores. If you're looking to buy, the right documentation and a hefty down payment just might get you the house (though not the interest rate) of your dreams.
Read the stories below for details on how to get the home you want.
- Keeping credit scores clean before you close on a home
- How to rent a home if you have bad credit
- Credit cards and home purchases
- 3 reasons young homeowners may get turned down for loans
- How to buy a house if you have bad credit
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