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Home Mortgages Online - "Shopping for a Mortgage Online and Finding the Best Deal" (Continued)
Request Your Credit Report
You should also request your credit report and make sure all the information included is accurate. Credit Agencies are obliged to provide you with a free copy every year at your request. If you happen to find any errors you should contact the credit agency immediately in order to get this solved.
Only after making sure that everything is in order with your credit report you should contact the lenders. If you fail to do this, you may not receive approval from the lender because of a flawed credit report and this also will be stated in your credit report. Correcting the problem will become more and more complicated if you let the time go by without acting.
Many more declines than you may think happen due to mistakes made either by credit agencies or by those who provide them with information. So unless you’ve seen your credit report recently, it is imperative that you request a free copy of your credit report to the credit agencies and compare what they inform with your own records.
Time For Applying
Should you apply for a mortgage loan online, make sure all the information you provide is accurate. Everything will be checked, lying is useless. You’ll get declined or approved with different terms or higher interest rates otherwise. The information you send online is often used to match you with the proper lender. This is true especially when you contact a network of lenders.
Pay special attention to interest rates, repayment conditions and term, extra fees and other costs. You may find a lender offering lower interest rates but charging higher fees turning the deal more burdensome than you may think. Read the contract thoroughly, it’s a common practice to conceal penalty fees and other disadvantageous terms within the fine print of the loan documents.
The loan amount you may get will also depend on your credit, sometimes you may have to make a down payment and sometimes you can get 100% finance on the property. If you have good credit, you’ll probably get home loans without a down payment; otherwise you may have to gather some cash before applying for the loan.
Lately a new kind of mortgage loan are making an appearance in the market. These loans claim to be 100% Finance Mortgage Loan with no closing costs or 103% Finance Mortgage Loans (the Additional 3% would cover for the closing costs not being charged). Though it may sound tempting getting a loan without having to put a cent out-front, truth is that the rest of the loan terms on this type of loans do not tend to be so beneficial.
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