Before submitting a home loan application, there are a few steps to take in order to boost getting a stamp of approval. Leading mortgage loan officer, Premium Mortgage Corporation in Rochester, NY, recommends checking off this list prior to submitting an application:
- Check Your Credit Report: Since an approval or denial is largely based on your credit standing and the amount of steady income you earn, it’s wise to get an official credit report. Sites like AnnualCreditReport.com offer one free yearly statement. Review the statement to determine if any incorrect reports have been filed, and if so, a dispute should be submitted.
- Establish Credit: One proven way to boost your credit history and portfolio is to open a secured credit card. Speak to your local bank, as most allow you to open an account with as little as $300-$500. When approved, be sure to use the card wisely to establish revolving credit.
- Gather Diverse Trade Lines: Most loan consultants will review your payment history with different service providers. And most will require up to four trade lines, including credit cards, auto loan, utilities, insurance payments and more.
- Handle Your Collections: Many home buyers want to know whether debts on their credit report should be paid. The answer is "absolutely." Home loan providers are more inclined to approve applicants whose debts have been paid.
Keep in mind that these factors will also affect you loan rates. Once these checklists have been marked, call Premium Mortgage Corporation to get your loan process started.
Visit them online, or call your local branch:
Hamburg & Amherst, NY Offices: (716) 633-0501
Rochester, NY Corporate Headquarters: (545) 241-0000
Geneseo, NY Office: (585) 447-9197
Liverpool, NY Office: (315) 457-0926
Barre, VT Office: (802) 476-7000
Corporate Contact information:
2541 Monroe Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618
1 (877) 690-7240
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