Your credit report and your mortgage

There are many financial documents that will affect your financial future, but perhaps none are more important than the credit report. For those shopping for a home mortgage loan, there may be no more important document than the borrower’s credit report.

The information contained in a borrower’s credit report will be essential to getting the lowest interest rate and the best terms on the loan. When shopping for a mortgage loan, it is important for the potential home buyer to know that those super low interest rates are reserved for those with the highest credit scores and best credit ratings. Those whose credit ratings are less than perfect will likely have to pay a higher interest rate for the mortgage they need.

Since the credit report is so important, it is always a good idea for the consumer to review a copy of his or her own credit report. There are several reasons why every consumer should review a copy of the credit report, including the fact that many credit reports contain errors. If you do spot an error in the credit report, it is important to notify the credit reporting agency immediately. It is also vital for the consumer to follow up after a few weeks to make sure that any errors have been corrected.

In addition, reviewing your credit report and credit score is a good way to get a very good idea of what kind of interest rate you can expect on the mortgage loan you need. If you have a perfect credit score and a stellar credit score, you can expect to get those super low interest rates advertised by the bank. If your credit rating and credit score fall closer to the middle of the scale, chances are you will pay a bit more. If, on the other hand, your credit report contains extensive negative information, you may be stuck paying the highest interest rates. Knowing where you stand ahead of time can help you to get the best possible deal on a home mortgage loan.

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