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Credit Scores – Don’t Sweat the Small Dips

Credit Scores – Don’t Sweat the Small Dips

We assist people with understanding and improving their credit scores with great regularity. One of the questions that comes up frequently is why credit scores go up and down so frequently? Credit Scores are made up of five main components.

The first is making your payments on time (35% of your score). If you make, even one late payment in the very recent past, your score will drop dramatically. The second component is called your utilization ratio ...

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Purchase Debt Consolidation Example

In our first video blog entry, Scott talks about restructuring your mortgage to help consolidate debt.

Until Next Time!!

The FMT

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10 Credit Don’ts During the Loan Process

10 Credit Don’ts During the Loan Process

Listed below are the 10 credit mistakes to avoid once you’ve been approved for a loan! And if at anytime during your loan process you are unsure about something, always call your loan officer to confirm!

  1. DON’T DO ANYTHING THAT WILL CAUSE A RED FLAG TO BE RAISED BY THE CREDIT SCORING SYSTEM. This would include adding new accounts, co-signing on a loan, changing your name or address ...
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CREDIT SCORING 101

CREDIT SCORING 101

Some of the most important things you need to know as an adult are not taught at school, and Credit Scoring is one of those things. As a matter of fact, we knew very little ourselves when we started this business 15 years ago. Since then, we have learned how important it is for everyone to understand their own credit scores and know how it affects almost every facet of life— from finding a job, buying a car, obtaining insurance ...

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Common Loan Qualification Mistakes

Common Loan Qualification Mistakes

Once your loan package has been sent to the lender, there are a number of things you should avoid doing that will change your financial picture. Remember, the lender is looking for stability and consistency. If you want the best interest rate, keep that in mind. Here are a few things to consider:

Large Deposits

The lender is looking to see what your source of down payment is.
Your lender will most likely ask you to ...

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Qualifying for a Home Refinance Loan

For normal conventional loans (loan sizes from $50,000 – $1,000,000) for borrowers with average to above average credit that can document their income, qualification is generally an automated process. We take a standard loan application over the phone or via the internet, pull your credit and the file is then uploaded to one of two agencies; Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac (Fannie and Freddie as they are known in the industry).

Fannie and Freddie set the guidelines for what constitutes a ...

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