Tag: Credit Score

Posted on 05/02/2021
It’s a Balancing Act: Credit and Debt
Image by David Pereiras from Shutterstock Your FICO score is a key factor used to determine if you qualify for a mortgage. The Fair Isaac Corporation (FICO) is the creator of the most common credit score used by home loan providers. The algorithm used to create your score is a closely-guarded industry secret. But in general, it factors...
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Posted on 03/29/2020
Differences in Credit Scores & How to Check Them
Photo by Andrey_Popov via Shutterstock Federal law allows you to get your credit report free once per year. To do so, go to annualcreditreport.com and request your report. You need to do this at least once a year so that you can correct any errors or missing information. Differences Between Credit Report & Credit Score You typically have...
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Posted on 02/16/2020
Buying a Home But Have a Low Credit Score? Here's How to Fix It
It’s hard to overstate the importance of credit scores when it comes to buying a home. Along with your down payment, your credit score is a deciding factor of getting approved and securing a low interest rate. Credit can be complicated. And, if you want to buy a home in the near future, it can seem daunting to try...
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Posted on 12/29/2019
How Will Applying for a Mortgage Affect My Credit?
Preparing to buy a home is a long and stressful process for many. You’ve spent months, or even years, saving for a down payment, planning your future, and building your credit to ensure you get the best possible interest rate on your loan. Then you find out, when getting preapproved for a mortgage, that your credit score dropped by...
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Posted on 08/25/2019
Reasons Your Mortgage Application Could Get Rejected
A wise man once said to hope for the best, but plan for the worst. When you’re contemplating buying a house, even before beginning the actual application itself, it’s helpful to consider what could possibly lead to its rejection. This is especially important if you’ll be applying for your home loan at a traditional bank. These are particularly...
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