Six Tips for Buying a Home After a Credit Crisis

When it comes to your credit report, not all problems are created equal. Major blips like foreclosure and bankruptcy can seriously jeopardize your chances of getting a mortgage -- and even if you're approved, you could wind up with a sky-high interest rate or subprime loan.
"Any public records on your credit report are big red flags," says money expert Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, founder of TheMoneyCoach.net. Along with foreclosure and bankruptcy, charge-offs, collections, tax