Posts covering Credit Scoring For Mortgages

12Nov2013

How To Protect Your High Credit Score While You’re Shopping For A Mortgage

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A mortgage credit inquiry is estimated to lower a credit score by 5 points or fewer. But only if you do it the right way. Here's how to protect your FICO while shopping for a mortgage.

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25Aug2012

Your Credit Report Will Be Re-Pulled Just Prior To Closing (And It Could Change Your Loan Terms)

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When does "cleared to close" not mean "cleared to close"? When Fannie Mae's involved! Keep your loan approval intact all the way through funding. Here's how.

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23Nov2010

Buying Or Refinancing A Home? On Black Friday, Avoid In-Store Credit Card Offers.

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The Holiday Shopping Season is upon us and shoppers should think twice about the popular "Open A Charge Card, Save 20%" promotion. The short-term savings may be tempting, but the long-term costs to a budget may be huge.

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27Jul2007

Once Again, Look Beyond The Headlines And Meredith Vieira’s Interviews For The Truth

I don't know what was stranger on The Today Show this morning: Meredith Vieira's back-to-back interviews with Jim Kramer and J.K. Rowling Jim Kramer looking like a fish out of water in front of a camera Watching Lester Holt and Matt Lauer (1) share the anchor desk and, (2) actually...

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13Dec2006

Mortgage Lenders : “We’re Not Using The VantageScore Credit Scoring System”

The much-hyped VantageScore credit scoring system seems to be getting a lot of press lately, so thank you to Holden Lewis at Bankrate.com for keeping it real. According to the VantageScore Web site, it is the "new standard in credit risk scoring". "Why did we create VantageScore? Simply put, the...

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