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Scoring a Low Mortgage Rate
Today’s mortgage rates are at historically low levels. So, scoring a low mortgage rate when compared to other decades in recent history is not hard. The trouble comes in when you are trying to get the average low mortgage rate and your credit or finances keep lenders from offering you the going rate. Or, it could be that despite the going rate, you want something even lower. These are all reasonable scenarios and there are ways to work towards the mortgage rate that you envision.
Prepare Before You Apply
If you know that your credit is shaky, don’t bother to apply for a mortgage loan without first checking into your credit score. You can get your credit reports for free; however, you will have to pay to see your credit scores. You can use some of that payment to procure the services of a credit counseling agency that can recommend some strategies to help you fix your credit in preparation for applying for a home loan. Just be sure to check out the reputation of the counseling agency, as there are some agencies that are fraudulent.
There are also community services offered by state and local governmental agencies that can teach you how to ... more
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