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Renters May Actually Be Choosers

Conventional wisdom has long suggested that renters rent because they can’t afford to buy homes. But one analysis has posed the question of whether renters are renting out of necessity or choice.

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Low Credit Score May be Keeping Many Renters from Homeownership

An analysis of millions of credit reports comparing financial behavior patterns of those who currently rent and those who have a current mortgage revealed that tens of millions of renters might not qualify for a mortgage due to a low credit score—and that a large share of renters have other outstanding debt that is currently in collections.

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What’s Keeping Renters From Homeownership?

Seventy percent of renters still believe that renting is more affordable than owning a home and 55 percent of renters plan to continue renting for at least the next three years, according to a Freddie Mac survey.

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Homeowners on Fast Track to Break Even on Purchases

When deciding whether or not to buy or rent a home, purchasing a home is typically more favorable in many of today's housing markets, depending on how long a buyer plans to stay, but one generation still struggles with the buy vs. rent decision.

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Freddie Mac Finds Rising Rents are Not Pushing Homeownership

New Freddie Mac research reveals that despite rising rents, the majority of renters are not motivated to purchase a home and positive perceptions about renting are increasing. Harris Poll was selected by Freddie Mac to conduct the survey of more than 2,000 U.S. adults online in March 2015 to get their renting viewpoints.

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