Help for bad credit: Buying or renting a home

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Stories abuot bad credit: Buying or renting a home

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.

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Updated: 12-15-2018