To understand how pre-approval affects your credit, we need to discuss credit inquiries. When you apply for credit, such as a loan or credit card, the lender typically pulls your credit report to assess your creditworthiness. These inquiries are categorized as either "hard" or "soft."
Buying in a New Community: How to Meet and Make Friends with Your New Neighbors
One of the stresses of moving to a new area is giving up the familiarity that you have with your old neighbors and starting from scratch. Whether you've just moved to a different locale or you're planning to relocate in the near future, there are some easy ways that you can make a home of your new neighborhood right from the start.
What You Need To Know About Your Home Appraisal And Your Mortgage
When buying a home, there are certain steps a buyer should go through before the home sale is official. First the buyer makes the offer, then the offer is accepted.
Most Renters Are Paying Far More Than Their Landlord’s Mortgage
It is not uncommon for renters to pay more in rent than their landlord's mortgage payment. This is because landlords are typically looking to make a profit on their rental properties, and they will often set their rent prices based on market rates rather than the cost of their mortgage.
S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Indices Show Mixed Readings in March
Homeowners took a "wait and see" position as mortgage rates rose and concerns over the economy persisted. Those who refinanced their mortgages to low rates during the pandemic weren't looking to buy new homes or refinance at current mortgage rates near seven percent. Prospective homebuyers faced affordability challenges and concerns over buying at the top of their local real estate markets.
Does My Current Debt Affect Getting A New Mortgage?
It's important to manage your debt carefully and maintain a good credit score if you're planning to apply for a new mortgage. By evaluating the following and staying on track, you can ensure that you're ready for the financial responsibilities of a mortgage and can make an informed decision about homeownership.
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