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How Impactful is Good Credit When Buying a Home?

The home buying process can often be surprising for first-time buyers. One thing that comes as a shock, even in this era of free online credit reports, is the direct impact credit scores can have on the cost of financing. There are several approaches to calculating a credit score. It is important to know that those used by mortgage lenders are often the most comprehensive. That is because mortgage lenders have a fiduciary duty to ensure a borrower has the ability and willingness to repay what, for many, will be the largest financial obligation of their lives.

So, how much…


What Is A Business Credit Score?

Thirty years ago if you were to ask someone what their credit score was, they’d probably look dumbfounded or they might think you were asking them some sort of trick question. Today, many people not only know their approximate credit score, but they probably have a pretty good idea how it is calculated. Most are aware that if you apply for personal credit such as a home mortgage, auto loan, or credit card, the lender will obtain a copy of your credit report. They will then use your credit score as a factor in determining whether you qualify for…

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