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Understanding credit: The fundamentals

Knowledge is power- and so is a good credit score. But perhaps you needed a clean t-shirt those first weeks of college and couldn’t turn down the folks offering free shirts and a new credit card. Maybe you’ve fallen behind on your monthly payments. Or maybe, you’re seeking help with credit repair after you discovered [...]

Paying Down Your Credit Cards – Where to Begin

Getting into credit card debt is easy – just ask the millions of consumers already wallowing in it. Getting back out of debt is the hard part, but fear not – it CAN be done. All it takes is careful planning, a lot of discipline, and a little time, and you can live your life [...]


How Your Credit Score Affects Buying A Home

If you are thinking about purchasing a home it’s important to know your credit score. Lenders examine your credit history when determining whether you qualify for a home loan. Your credit history and credit score play a major role getting approved and in the interest rate your lender will offer you. The higher your credit score is the better interest rate you will get.

Once you begin making mortgage payments, your lender will report the new loan to the credit bureaus and it will appear on your credit report. If you make regular payments and make them on time this has a favorable impact on your overall credit score.

So what about if you don’t have a good credit score? Well depending on the lender your credit score must be at least 660 (this is considered mid range) to get a mortgage loan. Having a lower credit score will still get you a loan but it affects your interest rate, buying power, down payment and mortgage insurance.

A higher interest rate changes everything when buying a home. Here is an example of the National Mortgage Interest Rate for 2015 when purchasing a $150,000 home with a 30 year fixed loan:

Credit Score Interest Rate Monthly Payment Total Interest Paid
760 to 850 3.47% $671 $91,490
700 to 759 3.69% $689 $98,217
680 to 699 3.87% $705 $103,650
660 to 679 4.08% $723 $110,301
640 to 639 4.51% $761 $123,931


Contact Us Today

Here at Credit Restorations of Texas we can help you improve your credit score so that you can get the interest rate that you deserve. Contact one of our credit specialists today to schedule a consultation (210) 248-9061.

What to Expect From Credit Restorations of Texas

During the consultation we will answer all of your questions and get you started on a plan that will help you increase your credit score. Our professional staff will guide you through the entire process. We will also give you access to your account so that you can review any updates whenever you want.