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What Do Landlords Look for in a Credit Check? FICO Knows.

Timely rent payment is one of a landlord’s biggest concerns. So, to better evaluate which applicants are most likely to pay on time, landlords may use credit information to screen tenants. If you’re wondering about the credit information you’ll need for your next rental, here’s what…

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Protect Pets from Home Fires

Kidde, a maker of smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms and fire extinguishers, is offering tips for protecting pets from household fires.

Every year, 500,000 pets suffer from smoke inhalation and 40,000 die due to home fires. In fact, the National Fire Protection Association estimates…

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The Credit Score You Need to Buy a House, According to FICO

Interest rates to buy a home are at a historic low so this could be a great time to buy a house. It’s important to know what credit score you need to buy a home. 

It’s also important to understand how a better credit score could potentially…

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The Most Valuable Cities in America

Real estate wealth is not evenly distributed across the country and is largely concentrated in large cities. But it begs the question: What are the most valuable cities in America? To find out, financial services comparison site LendingTree analyzed the total value of residential real estate in American cities.

The…

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