If you want to take advantage of today's low interest rates, you must qualify for your rates with attractive credit scores. High credit scores are earned through on-time credit payments, carefully managing debt, and keeping accounts in good standing, among other means.
Back in the 1980s, The Fair Isaac Company developed software that issues credit scores, a number that indicates your level of creditworthiness based on data gathered from creditors, landlords, tax bases, student loan lenders, and child support agencies, savings institutions, lack of credit and much more.
All three credit-reporting bureaus, Experian, TransUnion and Equifax use the software to determine your credit "FICO" score. It's possible to have three different credit scores because the credit bureaus either have inconsistent data about you or they weigh your data a little differently.
Credit scores are a major short-hand tool bankers use to manage risk. They want to learn how much credit you use and how wisely, your debt-to-income, and if you have any defaults, liens, bankruptcies, judgments, etc. They look at your monthly obligations such as child support or alimony.
According to MyFICO.com, FICO scores range from 300 to 850, the higher the better.
Author:Marilyn Cortez Phone: 956-587-1633 Dated: September 11th 2015 Views: 311 About Marilyn: Always ahead of the highly competitive RGV real estate market, Marilyn Cortez is a Spanish speaking ...
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Always ahead of the highly competitive RGV real estate market, Marilyn Cortez is a Spanish speaking native of the Rio Grande Valley. Born and raised in Mission, Marilyn is committed to her clients, and is recognized as a Top Agent in the Greater McAllen Real Estate area, and within Keller Williams Realty. Since the start of her Real Estate career in 2007, she has sold over 40 million dollars of real estate. Known by her fellow real estate agents to be hardworking, honest, dedicated and motivated, Marilyn is knowledgeable in all areas of Real Estate and has built her business on results, with more than 70% of her clients being repeat clients.
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"I cannot write enough about Marilyn. She made my husband and my buying experience so easy and fun. She is exceptionally patient, never rushing us despite my husband and I having two totally different tastes. She works over the top to try to show us the houses that we would be interested in and always listening to our thoughts. She is such a hard worker; she even closed on my house the same week she gave birth to her adorable baby. I would recommend Marilyn to anyone looking for a new home without hesitation."