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Your credit score and how it differs from your credit report
August 23, 2021

Your credit score and how it differs from your credit report

What is your credit report? A credit report is an extensive record of your financial history and how you’ve handled the obligation to repay your loans. Depending on how long you’ve been attached to li...


How Important is Credit in the Mortgage Application Process?
April 17, 2021

How Important is Credit in the Mortgage Application Process?

Your Credit History Your credit report is a representation of your last seven years of financial activity. It shows lenders how you have managed past accounts and how you are currently handling debt. ...


What does a HELOC entail?
January 27, 2021

What does a HELOC entail?

The government agency noted that when setting up a HELOC, homeowners typically have to pay an appraisal fee, application fee and potentially a percentage point of the credit limit up front. As with no...


December 19, 2018

Bad Credit: Common Misconceptions Regarding Mortgage Loans

What is the connection between a person's FICO credit score and his or her ability to get a mortgage? This is a common question for any prospective homeowner to ask, no matter what level of credit tha...


DTI: More Important Than Your Credit Score?
December 14, 2020

DTI: More Important Than Your Credit Score?

By definition, your debt-to-income ratio is a calculation of your total gross monthly debts or payments divided by your total gross monthly income. DTI is calculated both prior to a mortgage and with ...


Can You Qualify for a Jumbo Loan With Damaged Credit? Consider Newrez’s SmartEdge
April 19, 2022

Can You Qualify for a Jumbo Loan With Damaged Credit? Consider Newrez’s SmartEdge

What is a Non-Qualified Mortgage (Non-QM Mortgage)?  Non-qualified mortgages = non-traditional borrower options. Non-traditional means that the qualifying guidelines and loan terms are less restrictiv...


Comparing the Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) & Cash-Out Refinance
December 13, 2021

Comparing the Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) & Cash-Out Refinance

Start with Your Home’s Equity Simply put, home equity is the market value of your home. The amount of equity you’ve built throughout the repayment period of your loan is determined by taking the appra...


5 Common Money Mistakes to Avoid in 2022
February 18, 2022

5 Common Money Mistakes to Avoid in 2022

Not Having a Safety Net One of the biggest financial hurdles you may encounter is living from one paycheck to the next. This practice is all-too-common, but that doesn’t mean it won’t set you up for f...


The 2022 Guide to the VA Loan
January 10, 2022

The 2022 Guide to the VA Loan

Service Requirements for a VA Loan To find an in-depth explanation of the eligibility requirements for VA home loan programs, check out the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. You can find an abbrevi...