“Credit” is a six-letter word that can have a major impact on your real estate aspirations. Whether you have bad credit, good credit, or no credit, it’s easy to get bogged down by the numbers. Don’t stress. These articles will walk you through the basics, including how to read and understand a credit report, ways to boost your credit score before you make a major purchase, and what unknown actions may be affecting your credit, like living with deadbeat roommates or a holiday shopping spree. If you own a home, credit is still important, especially if you’re thinking about refinancing down the road. Read on for comprehensive articles with tips from real estate and financial experts that will answer all your credit queries.