Credit Repair and Mortgage Loans
Are you renting and wanting to buy a home? Have you determined it’s time to buy that big house because you’ve got a duo more kids than a few years ago? Or, maybe you’re looking at downsizing, the kids have moved out and you want to get a puny villa on the golf course. Have you found a need to refinance and pull out some cash for college expenses or your daughter’s wedding?
The “Mortgage Meltdown” and ongoing foreclosure crises have caused hundreds of mortgage lenders to close their doors forever. The lenders left have tightened their lending guidelines to a level not seen in the mortgage industry for a duo of decades.
One of the primary areas of concentration and concentrate to improve overall mortgage spectacle is to raise credit score requirements on all loan products. Actually, across all the credit markets, tighter credit controls have been implemented.
Armed with this skill it is significant to know how your credit looks. At least three months or so before you want to apply with your mortgage lender and put your application in, you should begin the mortgage process by having your credit report reviewed.
There are numerous places online you can go to have this done. Two you might consider are http://www.annualcreditreport.com which you can get a free credit report but you’ll have to pay a petite fee to get the credit scores, another source to get your credit scores is myfico.com. Getting together with your mortgage broker, usually can also get you’re a free copy of your report. This service does cost a few dollars so if you do this just make sure you give them the courtesy of assisting you with the loan when that time comes.
I’d recommend getting your scores as that is the main benchmark your lender will use. If your scores are less than 640 you’ll have a much tougher time qualifying for most mortgages. Anything less than the 700’s you may still benefit from credit repair.
You are able to do this yourself but I will caution you. Just because you can represent yourself in a court of law doesn’t mean you should. The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), and other credit laws, as with most laws can be somewhat ambiguous and confusing. If you are the least bit uncertain what your credit report means, hiring a professional can get you results that you may not have the time or the expertise to achieve yourself.
Regardless of which path you choose, you will benefit with enhanced credit scores, if managed decently. Credit repair in today’s credit lending environment is not only necessary but a financially prudent activity to pursue. When done correctly, your credit scores will increase and can be the difference inbetween approval or denial on your mortgage application.
Not only could credit repair amount to hundreds of dollars difference on your mortgage payments for years to come but your capability to buy and budge into your desire home. The key is to get commenced as early on in the process as you can.