If you are thinking of purchasing a home for the first time, bear in mind that your credit will be one of the key factors in determining whether or not you are approved for a mortgage as well as the mortgage interest rate you qualify for. Your credit score is calculated using five major factors:
Before you begin the homebuying process, request a free copy of your credit report and check for errors, which can have a negative effect on your score. If you see any errors, be sure to dispute them. Additionally, paying off outstanding debts prior to submitting your application may have a positive impact on your credit score.
Once you have applied for a mortgage, avoid opening new credit accounts such as credit cards or auto loans until your home has closed. You will also want to keep the balance low on any current credit cards.
I would love to sit down and go over the rest of the homebuying process. Contact me, Keisha Tompkins, today, and let’s schedule an appointment.
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