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Boosting your credit score before applying for a mortgage loan is the best way to ensure you are putting yourself in the best position for a competitive interest rate.

Here are some ways for you to boost your credit score.

 

Credit Repair Companies

There are companies out there with a sole mission to repair your credit.  These credit repair companies will go directly to the credit bureaus and report the errors that were made on your report that are negatively impacting your score.  While credit repair companies can help improve your score immensely, they can’t fix everything.  If a consumer has made poor financial decisions, those cannot be reversed.

Can You Do It Yourself?

The short answer here is yes, and no.  Doing simple things like checking your credit report often for errors, paying down debts, and only utilizing a certain amount of your credit is stuff that you can easily do in order to boost your score.  However, you cannot go back and reverse old decisions if you made poor ones that negatively impacted your score.  

How Long Does It Take?

The length in which it takes for credit to be repaired is oftentimes based upon every individual situation.  If you have made horrendous financial decisions in the past and have gotten into enormous debt, this is going to be a tall task for you and may take a considerable amount of time.  On the flip side, if there are a few errors that just need to be disputed, this will be a much shorter time period to correct.  

Everyone’s credit repair journey is different.  Whether big or small, it is a worthwhile task for anyone looking to improve their financial situation.  Improving your credit score will put you in an excellent position to get a competitive rate on any loan that you seek.

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