Lending and finance is a tough topic for many due to the condition of the current economy. There have be thousands upon thousands of foreclosures, but with the record number of recent bankruptcies and/or foreclosures comes an over abundant amount of low priced affordable homes. The ability to purchase a home for rates extremely below market value lending companies are becoming overwhelmed with those seeking to finance a mortgage at low interest rates in the hopes of reselling when the market goes up.
The banks are slightly more cautious regarding the individuals they provide a loan to. The application is taken very seriously. Applying to a bank requires excellent credit ratings, an income that can be verified, and a down payment. The lenders outside of a bank also finance mortgages often times with higher interest rates but are less stringent on requirements such as high credit ratings. The following suggestions will give you a general idea of how the lenders look at credit for financing.
All lenders will run a credit report to determine the score you have. It will also list any outstanding current debts, late payments and bankruptcies. There are specific guidelines required by lenders and also keep in mind that during the application process any activities you do to affect the current financial results will also appear automatically on the credit report.
Credit cards are the quickest items to show up on your financial record. If you are getting financing for a mortgage it will be tempting to purchase accessories for the new home, remember that any credit card purchases will show up on the credit report and could reduce the score. Also avoid getting any new credit lines such as a department store or home improvement store. When you apply for these the credit score could be affected simply by the businesses checking your credit score.
In addition to this, paying off any collections while in process of getting a loan approval will affect your credit. When previous collection accounts are paid off it will make a drop in the actual credit score. When there are items prohibiting you from getting financing the lender you are working with will explain to you any necessary items to pay off prior to going to the closing. Consolidation of your debt is something that could damage the change of financing through the lender. This process changes the amount of available debt of your current status.
Immediately prior to the loan closing the lender will request a recently updated credit report all information should be the same as it was when initially contacting the lender. This includes changing jobs or addresses. If you have a sudden change of address it could red flag your account as a potential risk so it is very important to maintain current home address and employment status throughout the loan process. Lending and finance companies are very detailed in the requirements for obtaining a loan.