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  • Credit Grades - Mortgage companies often grade your loan based on certain credit related items such as payment history, amount of debt payments, bankruptcies, equity position, and your credit score.
  • Credit Inquiries - The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) outlines specifically who can see your credit profile.
  • Credit Profile - Your credit profile details your credit history as it has been reported to the credit reporting agencies by lenders who have extended credit to you.
  • Credit Reporting Agencies - Address, phone and web site information.
  • Credit Scoring and How it Works - Also known as FICO scoring is a statistical method of assessing the credit risk of a loan applicant.
  • Establish a Credit History - What to do to increase your chances of being approved for a mortgage.
  • Fixing Credit Report Errors - You have the right, under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, to dispute the completeness and accuracy of information in your credit file.
  • Improve Your Bad Credit - If you had a problem that's been corrected, and your payments have been on time for a year or more, your credit may be considered satisfactory.
  • Other Credit Factors - Mortgage companies look at other information besides your credit score and credit profile before deciding whether to approve your mortgage.
  • Preventing Identity Theft - Many of us know the fear and frustration of having our wallet or credit cards stolen, but even worse is having your identity stolen.
  • Steps After Being Denied a Loan - It's never fun to be turned down for a loan, but before you think you won't be able to get credit anywhere, there are some steps you can take.
  • Your Credit Report - Understand how a mortgage company views your credit information.

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