Equifax Introduces Soft Credit Inquiry Checks for Tenant Screening

Shopping for an apartment can really put a ding in your credit score. This happens when you fill out multiple applications, and wind up with multiple “hard inquiries” on your credit. Now there may be a way around this problem, courtesy of credit bureau Equifax.

To keep consumers from having…

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Top 10 Best Days of the Year to Buy a Home

Want to know when to buy a home? According to property database ATTOM Data Solutions, only 10 days of the year offer discounts below estimated market value — seven in December, and one each in October, November and February.

The company recently  released an analysis of the best days of…

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The Average Age of the American Homeowner is 54

The average age of a homeowner across the 100 largest metropolitan areas in the United States is 54, according to an analysis from online loan marketplace LendingTree.

Only two metros in the analysis — Provo and Ogden, Utah — have an average homeowner age below 50.

LendingTree has released its report on…

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Rising Seas Threaten Hundreds of Thousands of Homes

Some 386,000 U.S. homes today are likely to be at risk of regular flooding by 2050 because of sea-level rise from climate change, under a scenario of unchecked greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new analysis by online real estate company Zillow and Climate Central.

What’s…

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