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Courtney Johnston

Courtney is a professional writer, editor and financial literacy enthusiast. You can find her writing on CNET, Investopedia, The Motley Fool, Yahoo Finance, MSN and The Balance. She spends her free time exploring different cities across the globe or enjoy some downtime with her two cats and one dog.

Expertise

  • Taxes

  • Student loans

  • Credit cards

  • Debt

  • Banking

  • Mortgages

  • Insurance

Education

  • MA in English Literature and Professional Writing

  • University of Indianapolis

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Courtney Johnston

Can You Buy a Home in Canada With Bad Credit?

4 mins

Courtney Johnston

Buying your first home can be overwhelming — especially if your credit is less than perfect. Even if you have the finances to afford a down payment and mortgage, if your credit score is too low, lenders are more likely to consider you a risky borrower and turn your home loan down.

Can You Buy a Home in Canada With Bad Credit?

4 mins

Courtney Johnston

Buying your first home can be overwhelming — especially if your credit is less than perfect. Even if you have the finances to afford a down payment and mortgage, if your credit score is too low, lenders are more likely to consider you a risky borrower and turn your home loan down.

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