If you have late mortgage payments you might be concerned how the late payments affect your credit when refinancing. The fact that you have late payments isn’t what matters when it comes to your credit, what matters is how late those payments are. Here are several tips regarding your credit and late mortgage payments.
If you make your mortgage payment late and it arrives on the 17th rather than the 15th, don’t sweat it. This late payment will have little impact on your credit, as long as the payment is not more than 30 days late. This 30 day late is what creditors report and will start whittling away at your credit score. The next bad date you should concern yourself with is 60 days past the due date, then 90 days, followed by 120 days. After this period you are probably looking at foreclosure on your mortgage loan.
If you have a pattern of late payments your credit score will suffer because 35 percent of the score is based on your payment history. The best thing you can do for your credit and the mortgage interest rate you receive is concentrate on making all of your payments on time for at least six months before refinancing. The higher your credit score the better your interest rate will be. Depending on the severity of your creidt problems you may need to enlist the help of a mortgage broker to help you find a bad credit lender willing to work around your credit.
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