How Long Does It Take to Improve Your Credit Score Enough to Buy a Home? — Real Estate News & Insights | realtor.com®Finance – Real Estate News & Insights | realtor.com®

courtneyk/iStockHow long does it take to improve your credit score? If you’re hoping to buy a home, having a good credit score is key, since it helps you qualify for a mortgage. So if your credit score is low, knowing how long it takes to raise it to home-buying range can help you plan. While raising… … More How Long Does It Take to Improve Your Credit Score Enough to Buy a Home? — Real Estate News & Insights | realtor.com®Finance – Real Estate News & Insights | realtor.com®

5 Reasons to Talk to a Lender Right Now—Long Before You Buy a Home — Real Estate News & Insights | realtor.com®Finance – Real Estate News & Insights | realtor.com®

kate_sept2004/iStockMost potential home buyers wait to talk to a mortgage lender until they’re ready to buy. Makes sense, right? Why bother digging up your financial statements and filling out a bunch of paperwork if you’re not going to buy right away? If buying a home is one of your long-term goals, you may be doing… via … More 5 Reasons to Talk to a Lender Right Now—Long Before You Buy a Home — Real Estate News & Insights | realtor.com®Finance – Real Estate News & Insights | realtor.com®