Your Credit Score is incredibly important when you plan to buy a house or refinance a home mortgage. Yet this is one of the most overlooked parts of a home buying plan. The challenge is to start well ahead of the actual purchase of a home so you can position yourself in the best possible […]
Articles about Credit relating to Real Estate and Mortgage Loans
Articles about Credit relating to Real Estate and Mortgage Loans.
Credit is the ability of a customer to obtain goods or services before payment, based on the trust that payment will be made in the future.
In other words, credit is a method of making reciprocity formal, legally enforceable, and extensible to a large group of unrelated people.
The resources provided may be financial (e.g. granting a loan), or they may consist of goods or services (e.g. consumer credit). Credit encompasses any form of deferred payment.
Credit is extended by a creditor, also known as a lender, to a debtor, also known as a borrower.
Guest Post by Bob Shannon Photo from Pixabay When making large purchases that require a loan, building a good credit score is critical. Despite your best efforts, you may find that your credit profile isn’t ideal when it comes time to purchase a house. Many people find themselves in this situation, but there are things […]
Question: Libby, can you give me some tips on cutting household expenses? Answered by Libby Guthrie Video Transcript Hi, I’m Libby Guthrie, Keller Williams Realty in Northern California. I’m going to give you some tips today on cutting your household expenses. I know Ken and I have really looked at our expenses lately and have […]
One of the first steps in purchasing a home is getting either pre-approved or pre-qualified for a mortgage. Unless of course, you’re buying with all cash. 😁 It’s very easy to get confused between the two things. So, should you get Pre-Qualified or Pre-Approved for a mortgage loan? Without getting into too much detail, we’ll give you […]
BEFORE You Buy A Home! * Please read our disclosures at the end of the article. You probably know by now that your credit score is critical to not only be able to qualify for a mortgage but also to get the best rate on your loan. So before you go house hunting, let’s get […]
So you think you’re finally ready to buy a house, but you have some credit card debt you’re thinking of paying off first. You’re wondering if your credit cards will affect your ability to get a mortgage. That’s a smart thing to wonder! Getting your credit in order before you apply for a home mortgage […]
Who’s Checking Your Money ‘Cred’? Maybe your ‘Street Cred’ isn’t too important to you, but your credit score should be. So, who IS checking your credit? That depends on what you – or your children – are shopping for, applying for or doing online. Just because you aren’t currently trying to get a mortgage or […]