So, you have made the decision that you would like to become a homeowner. As lenders, we have to perform a credit check. The credit we review are provided by all three reporting agencies. Equifax, Experian and Transunion are the three agencies lenders use. The middle of all three beacon scores is the one used to qualify a borrower for a mortgage.
Many lenders will deny would be borrowers if their mid-score is less than 620. However I take a different view of credit scores and look for a way to get the loan approved. There are sub-prime loans available for borrowers with low credit scores, however I believe that it is in the best interest of my clients to take the time to make some small repairs to their credit. By doing this, I am not only providing a valuable service that helps my clients, but I am able to save them from 2% to 4% on a fixed mortgage rate.
How long does it take before you can close on a loan? Usually from 30 to 60 days. It depends on how quickly you can provide me with the information to repair the credit.
How much does this cost? Nothing, provided you get your mortgage through my company.
It is best to contact me before you look at houses with your realtor. This way, you will have a pre-approval before you select your new home.
Contact me by visiting my website at http://www.bretlinfloridamortgage.com
Glenn Keller is a veteran in the mortgage industry and specializes in VA, FHA and Conventional home mortgages. His office is located in Jacksonville, Florida at 9309 Old Kings Road South, Suite 1. Glenn invites you to visit his website at http://www.bretlinfloridamortgage.com