There’s something comforting about knowing you can take your money to a lender and receive the goods of a loan in a few days, and that you can use the money to buy a new home, car, or business.
Unfortunately, that comfort is only half the battle.
Even though a new loan or credit card offer will help you get started, you’re going to have to spend a significant amount of time and money before you can truly enjoy the benefits of a mortgage.
Here’s a rundown of the basics to understanding your mortgage terms and conditions, as well as how to use them to save you money.1.
What’s a mortgage?2.
What are mortgage loans?3.
How much does a mortgage cost?4.
How can I apply for a mortgage5.
How do I apply?6.
How long does it take to get approved?7.
When will I get my first mortgage8.
What is a pre-approved mortgage?9.
What happens if I don’t have a pre approved mortgage?10.
What can I do with my pre approved loan?11.
What if my lender doesn’t approve?12.
When is the last time I got my pre-approval?13.
How will I know if I’ve been approved?14.
How are my credit scores affected?15.
How does mortgage insurance work?16.
What should I know about insurance?17.
What do I do if my credit score goes down?18.
What kind of security are you getting?19.
What else can I expect from your lender?20.
What does it cost to get a mortgage with a preapproved mortgage, and when can I borrow from one?21.
What about credit counseling?22.
What options are there if I am in a financial emergency?23.
How should I prepare for my mortgage?24.
When do I have to make a payment on my loan?25.
Can I keep my existing mortgage?26.
How soon can I put my mortgage down?27.
How many months do I need to repay my mortgage if I’m able to?28.
Can you give me advice on refinancing my home?29.
How often do I want to refinance?30.
Do I need a credit report to do that?31.
What will happen if I take out a loan for a down payment?32.
Can my lender tell me about my credit problems?33.
What types of credit counseling do I receive?34.
What kinds of credit monitoring do I use?35.
What credit scores are available?36.
How is my credit utilization tracked?37.
How important is the “credit score” as an indicator of creditworthiness?38.
What percentage of my income is used for credit checks?39.
What sorts of interest rate structures are there?40.
What other types of interest rates are there for loans?41.
What fees are there on loans?42.
What type of insurance does my lender provide?43.
How old is my mortgage and will I need the money?44.
How far is my monthly payment from the original loan amount?45.
How big is my deposit?46.
What makes up the interest on my mortgage loan?47.
What interest rate do I pay on the principal of my mortgage (if applicable)?48.
How would you rate my creditworthiness if you could?49.
What would you do if your credit was downgraded by a credit bureau?50.
What to expect if you’re facing a credit freeze?51.
How to make an informed decision about a mortgage loanYou have a choice.
If you want to get into the mortgage business, you have a mortgage that you should be getting ready to buy, whether it’s with a credit card, or a loan from a lender.
But if you want a loan that you don’t need or want to pay for, a mortgage can be a wonderful asset to have if you’ve got a solid credit score, and you’re willing to spend money on it.
If your credit score is poor or below, or you have any questions about your credit, you may be interested in taking the next step to getting a mortgage, including:1.
Understanding your creditworthiness2.
Understanding the loan terms and protections3.
Understanding how to apply for oneYou may also be interested to know that you have the opportunity to get loans that aren’t listed here.
If that’s the case, you can still apply for loans from lenders who offer better rates, or loans that are better than your credit scores.1) Checking credit.
Most banks, especially those in metropolitan areas, offer a range of credit checks.
If an offer is on, you’ll be asked to complete a short survey, which can be completed online, by phone, or in person.
For example, the Federal Credit Union offers a checking credit check and a payment plan.
You’ll also be asked if you have overdrawn your account.
If so, the credit check will provide