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Homebuying Basics

The homebuying process can be daunting, but this step-by-step guide will help.


[Updated: Sep 10, 2021 ] Nov 21, 2019 by Daniel B. Kline

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FICO® Score Classification Percentage of Consumers
800 to 850 Excellent 19.90%
740 to 799 Very good 18.20%
670 to 739 Good 21.50%
580 to 669 Fair 20.20%
300 to 579 Poor 17%

Data source: Experian via The Ascent.

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