Explain: Credit Score Minimums
Submitted by: Greg Makos, MLO | NMLS 2078075
Having a good credit score is important when it comes to obtaining a loan, especially a home loan. Your credit score is a three-digit number that indicates how lenders view your creditworthiness. In order to qualify for a home loan, it is best to have a credit score of at least 620. It is also important to note that lenders may set their own specific minimum credit score requirements.
Source: Trident Home Loans
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Your credit score can also affect the interest rate you receive on a loan. Generally, the higher your credit score, the better the interest rate you will be offered. A low credit score may mean you will be offered a higher interest rate, or you could even be denied a loan.
Fortunately, there are ways you can monitor and improve your credit score. It is important to check your credit score regularly, as doing so can help you stay on top of any errors or changes that may be affecting your score. You can also take steps to improve your credit score, such as paying your bills on time, limiting your debt, and disputing any errors on your credit report.
When it comes to obtaining your credit report, you should contact the three major credit bureaus: Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion. Each of these bureaus will provide you with your credit report and credit score. They may also offer additional services such as credit monitoring and fraud protection.
By understanding your credit score, taking steps to improve it, and monitoring it regularly, you can be in a better position to obtain a loan and get the most competitive interest rates.