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Protecting Credit During Divorce

Protecting Credit During Divorce

Divorce raises a whole host of complex issues that can be emotionally and financially devastating. During this time of great upheaval, the last thing anyone wants to deal with is a change in the credit status he or she has worked so hard to achieve. The good news is it doesn’t have to be this […]

5 Ways to Raise Your Credit Score - And Fast

5 Ways to Raise Your Credit Score – And Fast

If you are looking to improve your credit score quickly, now is the time to get started. Give us a call. We’ll review your credit and find out exactly where you stand and where you need to get to. In the meantime, here are some great strategies you can utilize right away to give your […]

Credit Scores: When Good is not Good Enough

Credit Scores: When Good is not Good Enough

In the past, a consumer with a FICO score of 620 was considered to be a low-risk borrower by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Not anymore. After suffering major losses in the mortgage market last year, the nation’s two largest mortgage finance lenders have redefined risk, announcing new Loan-Level Price Adjustments (LLPAs) for borrowers with […]

Score: What is it Good For? The Elements of a Credit Score

Score: What is it Good For? The Elements of a Credit Score

A credit score is an extremely important financial tool. It provides access to the financing you need in order to buy a car, a home, or pay for college tuition, among other things. Since higher scores equate to lower costs and vice versa, it’s vital to understand the factors involved in calculating your score. Here […]

Credit Scores: Why Should I Care?

Credit Scores: Why Should I Care?

It’s not just banks and lenders that rely on credit scores to help make important credit decisions. Landlords, employers, insurance companies, and even cell phone and other utility companies all reportedly utilize credit scores to help determine their business and credit relationships with consumers. This means that your credit is the most important component of […]

Know the Score: Three Steps to Better Credit

Know the Score: Three Steps to Better Credit

If you are looking to buy, invest in, or refinance real estate now or in the coming months, your credit is going to play a more significant role in today’s tight-fisted credit environment than it has in the past. It’s that simple. Would-be borrowers need to address any and all credit issues now to avoid […]

Trigger Leads: Protect Your Personal Data

Trigger Leads: Protect Your Personal Data

Did you know that the major credit bureaus sell your personal information? It’s true! Known as “trigger leads”, the files of borrowers applying for a home loan are immediately flagged, packaged, and sold by the credit bureaus to the highest bidders. For about $25 to $100 or more, your name and certain specifics about your […]