Unfreezing Your Credit

Un-Freezing Your Credit Report Freezing your credit won’t hurt your score, but it will keep an identity thief from opening new accounts in your name which is a good thing. Keep in mind when purchasing a home or refinancing you will need to “Un-Freeze” your reports with the credit bureaus. When a mortgage lender pulls your credit they will be alerted that there’s a freeze on your credit report and you will need to contact

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Three Loan Documents You’ll Want to Know   Buying a new home (or refinancing your current home) is a process that requires quite a bit of paperwork. Thankfully, all of the paperwork isn’t thrown at you at once, instead it comes in stages. At each milestone of the loan process (beginning with disclosures and ending with your final loan docs), there is a different wave of documents that you’ll have to read and sign. Depending

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Buying a house is not something you should do without some good financial knowledge and advice. Your first mortgage should be thoroughly thought out and well planned. Now that you’re thinking of purchasing a home, use the next 12-18 months or so to prepare yourself. Prepare Your Credit Early Houses are not cheap. In order to pay for one, you’ll have to get a home loan and pay it off in monthly installments. How much

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What is a Loan? An amount that you borrow and agree to repay under specific terms. Usually a formal agreement, loans involve two parties: the borrower and the lender. The contract specifies the terms and conditions of the loan, and once you sign, you are legally obligated to adhere to it. Before pursuing and taking out a loan, learn how they work and how you can borrow smartly, safely and at the lowest possible cost.

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In today’s economy, we know a mortgage as a financial agreement made between a borrower and a bank to purchase a home. Houses typically cost more than a person can pay for out of pocket and/or all at once. Since banking institutions have the means to make large purchases, they can give you a loan for the house you wish to buy and allow you to pay them back over time. So, the mortgage agreement

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Buying a home can be a challenging experience for first-timers. Here are some mortgage tips to help get you started. Start saving for a down payment early It’s quite common to put 20% down, but many lenders will now permit a much lesser percentage, and first-time buyers programs allow as little as 3% down. Putting down less than 20% could mean higher costs and paying for mortgage insurance, even a small down payment amount can

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We know with any purchase process gathering all of the necessary documents can be quite hassle even for the most organized. All lenders want and need detailed information about your finances to determine if you quality for a home loan. We’ve provided a basic list that can help assist with this daunting task. Keep in mind each situation is uniquely different so if you don’t know what you need ask your lender. Proof of income

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We all know things happen that are out of our control. An unexpected medical bill or a car emergency. These types of situations can throw off your whole budget and cause you to worry about missing a mortgage payment or several payments. Do you know what to do? Contact Your Mortgage Servicer Always be prepared to tell the why you can’t make your monthly payments and whether or not this is temporary or permanent and

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Your debt to income ratio or DTI, is a figure that allows a lender to analyze your monthly spending habits. They use your DTI to determine how you manage your money. You want your debt to income to be as low as possible to ensure that your chances of being offered a lower rate is better. How much debt do you have this month? Think about all of the bills you have to pay for

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Purchasing a home is a major milestone that on many people’s to-do-lists. You can take control of your home-buying process by understanding what it takes to purchase a home and what you should be asking. Buying a home can be exciting but, it also can lead to some regret home-buying mistakes and with the housing prices gong up the added stress can confuse the process. Let’s look at some ways to prepare yourself of your

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