Almost half of American renters fear they’ll never own a home

An alarming number of renters say they’re fearful that they’ll never be able to afford to buy a home in their lifetime, a new survey has found. The study by Lending Tree, an online loan marketplace, found that 48% of renters say they believe rising home prices and stagnant wages mean they’ll never become homeowners.

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Women “less familiar” with mortgage options than men

Women on average tend to be less aware than men of the various mortgage options they have when it comes to applying for a home loan. As a result, they often end up paying thousands of dollars more, according to a new LendingTree study that tracked data from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The study

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High credit scores no longer necessary for the best rates, study finds

Experts say that home buyers don’t necessarily need an 800+ FICO score in order to be guaranteed the best rates on their mortgage. These days, some buyers in the 700 FICO score range can also secure the most attractive rates, according to a new analysis of one million loan offers by Lending Tree that was

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