The process of buying a property doesn’t start with selecting a home within your budget.
Often, it’s worth preparing months in advance if you need to apply for a mortgage. You’ll need to get your borrowing history in shape, for starters, so that mortgage lenders may view your ability to repay loans in a favourable light. Having a good credit score is crucial to getting a mortgage at a good rate. You may still be able to get a mortgage without good credit, but the structures and rates available to you might leave you paying more than you should.
Because of how closely it will be scrutinized, you should definitely look at your credit score and report before a lender does. An FTC study in 2013 showed that as many as 25 percent of consumers have an error on their credit report that could affect their score. Your credit report will help you identify areas of improvement. For instance, credit card utilisation rate the ratio of your credit card debt to available credit, this can be a major impact on your score. Something as simple as increasing your credit limit could improve your score before you apply for a mortgage.
Here are some of the things that you can do to get credit-ready before applying for a mortgage:
Lenders use a range of factors to determine whether or not to give you a mortgage loan. There is no one simple solution for a successful application. However, the steps above could help boost your chances of obtaining a loan for purchasing property. If you want to know more about any of the information above please don’t hesitate to contact us on 0800 8620 840 or visit our website www.ptmortgagesltd.co.uk and fill out a contact form for a call back.