If you are shopping for a mortgage to buy a home, or looking to refinance the mortgage you currently have, how can you estimate how much you will be paying in mortgage rates? After all, it is what determines how much you will be paying each month. A number of factors determine how your mortgage […]
Getting the right applicant approved for a Kansas City home loan is a lengthy, detailed process. As a lender, you will need to review their mortgage application carefully, along with a myriad of other documents, in order to determine if they are low-risk and able to repay the loan. Here are the factors you need […]
Beginning July 1, 2017, credit bureaus like Equifax, TransUnion, and Experian will no longer collect tax lien and civil judgement information in order to calculate credit scores – especially if the information doesn’t provide complete details on the consumer like their name or date of birth, and public records aren’t checked for updates every 90 […]
Boosting your credit score can sometimes be no easy feat. If you find that your credit score is poor, don’t panic. With the right methods and a little patience, there are ways to make your score better. Get a Secured Credit Card Using a credit card the right way will help you establish a positive […]
You have borrowed some money for a Kansas City home loan, but have found that you are unable to make scheduled payments. So you put off the payments until you discover that you’re 90 days past due and the loan has become non-performing. What does it mean for you and how can you avoid it?
As a loan officer, you should be aware of your borrower’s needs and the best options for them when they come to you for a home loan. It’s your job to give them choices that work with their financial situation, and conforming loans will be one type of financing that you will see very often.
When you buy a home, you know that you need a good credit score, will be more likely to seal the deal if you buy in cash, among other things. While having a good financial situation is definitely a perk, it’s not everything you need to appeal to a homeowner selling their home.
In a previous blog, we discussed how your employer can use your credit report, but the myth that they can check your credit score is still pervasive. The reason this myth won’t die is because people still tend to use the terms credit score and credit report interchangeably. We’re here to clear up the difference.
Many people who have gone through the foreclosure process wonder if they will ever able to buy a house again. While a foreclosure can be a big blow to your credit score, you may eventually be able to get another mortgage, but you’ll have to wait. The amount of time you must wait before applying […]
As a home owner or buyer, it’s important for you to understand what the Fair Credit Reporting Act is and how it protects you as a consumer. In doing so, you will know your rights and how to respond to unfair or inaccurate consumer reporting. What is the Fair Credit Reporting Act? The Fair Credit […]