FICO scores are used for more than just determining whether or not you qualify for a mortgage.
Lenders look at credit scores to determine your willingness to pay back a loan when you apply for credit.
Strategies to make sure when you apply for a loan your score is as high as possible.
Know what to do if you encounter a mistake on your credit report.
It's important to stay on top of your credit report to avoid any mistakes.
The path to buying a home can be a confusing time. Here are some key terms that will hopefully help you get a grasp on the alphabet soup that is home buying. And more importantly, help you feel empowered when buying your first home!
We've all been judged by numbers before; your age, your grades in school, even your zip code. It should come as no surprise then that you can be summed up to a single number when determining if you can buy a home. Enter, the credit score.
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