What is a Credit Score?
A credit score is a number generated by a mathematical formula that is meant to predict credit worthiness. Credit scores range from 300-850. The higher your score is, the more likely you are to get a loan. The lower your score is, the less likely you are to get a loan. If you have a low credit score and you do manage to get approved for credit then your interest rate will be much higher than someone who had a good credit score and borrowed money. Therefore, having a high credit score can save many thousands of dollars over the life of your mortgage, auto loan, or credit card.
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Tip: By cleaning up your credit before applying for a home loan, you improve your chances of being approved and getting a better interest rate.
Tip: By cleaning up your credit before applying for a loan, you improve your chances of being approved with good terms.
Before applying for a mortgage, obtain both your credit score and your credit history report. You’ll want to verify there are no errors on the report or recent derogatory items like late payments. Since you may spend months shopping for homes, you might want to consider subscribing to a service that provides regular credit report monitoring for around $20 a month. You can cancel this after you close on your home. As for your credit score, your estimated FICO credit score should be at least 680 and preferably above 700. Anything less and you may need to find a highly-qualified cosigner or take time to improve your credit before getting mortgage approval. The lower your credit score, the higher the mortgage rate you’ll pay.
Thinking about buying a new car? Check your credit report first... applying may or may not be worth the inquiries.
Having a credit card really helps to know your actual FICO score – or to get an estimate of it. While sites like CreditKarma let you view an estimate of your credit score for free, having a credit card normally comes with it's own monitoring of your actual FICO score. Knowing your score is one thing but knowing what your score means will qualify you for a credit card.
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