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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...


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 ...


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. ...


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...


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...


Mortgage Loan Types, Credit Score, and more: 5 Tips to Get the Best Mortgage Rate
November 26, 2021

Mortgage Loan Types, Credit Score, and more: 5 Tips to Get the Best Mortgage Rate

Consider a Fixed-Rate Mortgage Fixed-rate mortgages are the most common loan option among borrowers. The rate stays the same throughout the life of the loan, meaning the monthly mortgage payment does...


How Does Mortgage Interest Work?
February 18, 2022

How Does Mortgage Interest Work?

Here is How Your Mortgage Is Calculated Amortization Mortgages are repaid with amortization. This is an established installment loan repayment schedule that includes your overall monthly payment and ...


7 Essentials for Good Personal Finance
October 2, 2020

7 Essentials for Good Personal Finance

Actually applying for a mortgage isn’t a lengthy process in and of itself, but it does take some legwork on the front end to make sure you’re prepared and well-positioned to get the best rate possible...


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...