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01/19/2018

Get Your Credit Score in Better Shape

There can be nothing worse then being denied for credit, especially when it is for a mortgage to buy your dream home. However, instead of not changing your habits and keeping the credit score, which is holding you back, consider some of the tips below from Schutt Law Firm to help repair your credit score in anticipation of a further mortgage application.

Get Yourself Together

The first thing that you will want to do is to see how your finances are. Create a basic budget which shows you just how much money you have coming in each month against all your monthly outgoing expenses. Once you have this in front of you, you can easily identify ways to reduce costs and get your finances under control.

Make It a Reasonable Budget

Maintaining a consistent level of savings is a great way to boost your credit score. However, you can’t do this if you keep blowing your budget each month. When you are designing your budget, be sure that it is reasonable and allows you enough room to move should something go wrong, so that you don’t have to keep dipping into your savings.

Consolidate Your Debt

If you are just making the minimum payments on your debts, then you aren’t improving your financial situation of your credit score. Instead, consider a debt consolidation loan which can wrap all your existing des into one management debt. This is often a good complement to a realistic budget as it allows you to more easily manage your money by only making one monthly payment against a debt you can see reducing instead of numerous payments scattered throughout the month. By doing this, you can not only show a level of consistent repayment but also effectively reduce your debt.

Once You Are Ready for Your Application, Don't Forget About Title Insurance

When you have your credit score in a better position and you are about to meet with your mortgage lender, remember that you will need to take out a policy for title insurance to provide financial protection against the loan. Speak with Schutt Law Firm at 239 540 7007 to find out more about title insurance and how you can protect the title of your home.