Year of the Groundhog

As the new appointed Blogger for the National Apartment Association, I kicked things off by channeling Punxsutawney Phil:

This season, it doesn’t take a groundhog to tell a landlord that the housing market is in for a long winter.

Failing banks are old news, I write, but the fallout on consumer credit is getting scary:

And this just in:

 

The bottom line:

it’s vital for landlords, as users of credit information, to understand what goes into the "score" – it’s often not what you think.

Times like these call for screening results you can understand and trust.