One of the main aspects lenders consider when offering mortgage financing is your credit score. Your credit score displays your total financial fitness, and what type of risk you carry with respect to paying a mortgage loan and making your monthly payment.
In Canada, credit scores range between 300 and 900. I have very rarely found a credit score to be as low as 300 or as high as 900, however, if you are somewhere in the middle and can demonstrate that you pay your loans responsibly, you will be eligible for the best credit products with the best mortgage lenders.
If your score is lower than 600, for example, you may be deemed to have bad credit and may have to apply with an alternative or private lender. Your credit score is actually based on algorithms and the information provided to the two main credit reporting agencies in Canada: Equifax and Transunion.
All of your loans whether they are with financial institutions, mortgage lenders, student loans, credit card companies, etc. are reported each month to these agencies.
You may request a free copy of your credit report and credit history from Equifax or Transunion, who has also recently launched a free app called Credit Karma (www.creditkarma.ca)
When you apply for a mortgage, the rate you are offered will depend on your credit score. Here’s an example of the lenders you may qualify with gauged by your score:
What affects your score?
To keep excellent credit or improve your credit score dramatically which will help you accomplish your goals in real estate, be sure to maintain the following:
As a mortgage broker, we can help guide you through the process and offer suggestions on how to improve your score.
We can help you successfully buy a house, and get your mortgage payments where you need them to be financially. We specialize in home loans so we can be your trusted confidant when buying a home.
If your credit is not deemed satisfactory, we can help mitigate your case to prime lenders which can help you avoid paying higher interest rates.
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Sarah Colucci, Mortgage Agent Lic. M14000929
Mortgage Edge, Broker 10680
By: Sarah Colucci
Senior Mortgage Agent, Lic. M14000929