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Fixing Credit Report Errors in 3 Easy Steps

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Credit Repair Companies, even the good ones (and I say that very generously) remind me of a quote from one of my all time favorite private dick movies “the Two Jakes”. In the opening scenes Jake finds himself at the top of the heap, professionally speaking, the “leper with the most fingers.” This is how I feel about credit repair companies, even the good ones are just one finger away from being fingerless.

Why you need to get pre qualified BEFORE shopping your next home

A lot of clients want to know why they should get pre-qualified for a mortgage?  It’s a good question!  Hi, my name is Jenny Miller with AES Lending. Let’s look at pre-qualification another way.

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Dos & Don’ts During Your Mortgage Process

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Dos and Donts During the Loan Process

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  • Make loan and other debt payments on time, especially over the months leading up to the filing of your mortgage application. It sounds simple, but every 30-, 60- or 90-day delinquency on a loan or credit card will reduce the credit score the lender ends up considering as part of the loan file. That score, in turn, will determine the interest rate you get on your home loan. Continue reading Dos & Don’ts During Your Mortgage Process

FHA 203(b) Loans for North Carolina borrowers with 620 Fico Scores

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Until recently, getting a loan to purchase a home in Raleigh North Carolina for borrowers with credit scores greater than 620 but less than 640 was nearly impossible. However, because of the improving real estate markets, lenders are beginning to once again to loosen their credit guidelines. Continue reading FHA 203(b) Loans for North Carolina borrowers with 620 Fico Scores

How to Get Truly Free Credit Reports For Life

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How to Get a Free Copy of My Credit Report

Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act  (FACTA ) was a law passed by the US Congress in 2004. This act allows consumers to request and obtain a free credit report once every twelve months from each of the three nationwide consumer credit reporting companies (Equifax, Experian and TransUnion). Continue reading How to Get Truly Free Credit Reports For Life

Private Mortgage Insurance helps lead the way in the Housing Recovery

Private Mortgage Insurers leading the way in housing recovery

Here's a link to Ricardo Cobos's mobile tool kit for mortgages: http://raleigh.mortgagemapp.com/mobile
Example of how PMI stretches your home-buying dollar.

 

One of the earliest indicators of the housing meltdown which began in 2007 was that issuers of Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) began to contract their underwriting guidelines for issuing PMI policies.  In fact, so bad was the meltdown that many PMI companies either stopped issuing policies altogether while some were even forced file for bankruptcy protection. Continue reading Private Mortgage Insurance helps lead the way in the Housing Recovery

How can you protect yourself from identity theft?

According to statistics released by the U.S. Department of Justice, about 1.6 million households experience theft of existing accounts other than a credit card (such as a banking account), and 1.1 million households discover misuse of personal information (such as their social security number) annually. Here are some important tips for keeping your information safe and sound: