VantageScores

Linda Bagley
New Credit Scoring Available to Consumers and Lenders This is pretty exciting news for those of us who prefer not to use credit cards and prefer to pay cash for what we buy. You will now have a number and a grade A, B, C, D or F to determine you credit worthiness. While it still remains important to have and use credit VantageScore will evaluate credit worthiness by taking into account … Read More

Types of Mortgage Lenders

Linda Bagley
Types of Mortgage Lenders Mortgage Bankers Mortgage Bankers are lenders that are large enough to originate loans and create pools of loans which they sell directly to Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Ginnie Mae, jumbo loan investors, and others. Any company that does this is considered to be a mortgage banker. Some companies don’t sell directly to those major investors, but sell their loans to the mortgage bankers. They often refer … Read More

FICO Scores and Your Mortgage

Linda Bagley
FICO Scores and Your Mortgage Three years ago, credit scoring had little to do with mortgage lending. When reviewing the credit worthiness of a borrower, an underwriter would make a subjective decision based on past payment history. Then things changed. Lenders studied the relationship between credit scores and mortgage delinquencies. There was a definite relationship. Almost half of those borrowers with FICO scores below 550 became ninety days delinquent at … Read More

What is a FICO Score?

Linda Bagley
What is a FICO Score? FICO stands for Fair Isaac & Company and is the name for the most well known credit scoring system, used by Experian. The credit bureau’s computer evaluates a complete credit profile and assigns a score, which is used to estimate credit worthiness. Each of the three bureaus (Experian, Trans Union, Equifax) employs its own scoring system, so a given person will usually have 3 separate … Read More