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Understanding Your
Credit ScoreThe Home Purchase ExpertsSM
Presented By John Smith
Vice President of Mortgage Lending
• Guaranteed Rate was founded in 2000 by President and CEO Victor Ciardelli
• Since 2000 GR has had double-digit growth ea...
Agenda
• Credit report purpose
• Information included on a credit report
• Credit score factors
• How to get a copy of you...
Credit Report Purpose
• Provides a history of your credit use to
prospective lenders
• Allows lenders to assess risk of ex...
Establishing Credit
• Apply for credit card with a reasonable limit
• Buy something for approx. $100, and pay back in
2 mo...
What Information is Included in a
Credit Report?
• Personal Info: name, address, date of birth, employer
• Credit Account ...
What is a Credit Score?
• Summary of credit report info represented as a single
number, based on a mathematical calculatio...
Credit Score Factors
• Payment History: 35%
• Amount Owned: 30%
• Length of Credit History: 15%
• New Credit: 10%
• Type o...
Getting Credit Reports
• There are 3 credit bureaus and each has a credit score for
you (scores may be different)
• Equifa...
How to Use Your FICO
• If denied credit, ask lender for “score reasons”
• Up to 4 score reasons provided with your FICO th...
Credit Score Cautions
• Debt settlement and debt management plans may
hurt your credit for at least 2 years, especially to...
Credit Score Cautions
• Mortgage lenders now require a “soft pull”
credit inquiry (FICO score not pulled) to be
pulled upo...
Credit Repair
• You cannot “repair” poor credit
• Derogatory credit remains on your report for up to 10 years
• Avoid payi...
Credit Help
• American Consumer Credit Counseling:
• www.consumercredit.com
• 800-769-3571
• National Foundation for Credi...
Social Media
• Monthly social media webinars geared solely toward
Realtors
– New topic every month
– Prize giveaways
– Q&A
www.guaranteedrate.com/agent
John Smith
Vice President of Mortgage Lending
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    1. 1. Understanding Your Credit ScoreThe Home Purchase ExpertsSM Presented By John Smith Vice President of Mortgage Lending
    2. 2. • Guaranteed Rate was founded in 2000 by President and CEO Victor Ciardelli • Since 2000 GR has had double-digit growth each year, becoming the 2nd largest independent mortgage company in the nation! • Headquartered in Chicago, with more than 2,500 employees companywide, with more than 140 offices Nationwide • Licensed in 49 states plus Washington D.C. • Closed Loan Volume of more than $14.5 Billion for 2012 About Guaranteed Rate
    3. 3. Agenda • Credit report purpose • Information included on a credit report • Credit score factors • How to get a copy of your credit report • Credit repair process
    4. 4. Credit Report Purpose • Provides a history of your credit use to prospective lenders • Allows lenders to assess risk of extending credit to you • Used for all forms of credit, including apartment rental, credit cards, student loans, car & home loans, etc.
    5. 5. Establishing Credit • Apply for credit card with a reasonable limit • Buy something for approx. $100, and pay back in 2 months • Do it again, and make sure to pay on time! • 4 trade lines will be needed to obtain a mortgage • 12 months of activity are needed to develop credit history
    6. 6. What Information is Included in a Credit Report? • Personal Info: name, address, date of birth, employer • Credit Account History: credit card company/lender, type of account, credit limit, balance, payment history • Public Records: bankruptcy, tax liens, and judgments • Credit Inquiries: creditor and date of inquiry
    7. 7. What is a Credit Score? • Summary of credit report info represented as a single number, based on a mathematical calculation • FICO (Fair, Isaac, & Co.) most common score type • FICO scores range from 300 – 850; the higher the better • Predict future payment history for creditors • Scores are “fluid” – recalculated each inquiry
    8. 8. Credit Score Factors • Payment History: 35% • Amount Owned: 30% • Length of Credit History: 15% • New Credit: 10% • Type of Credit Used: 10% 100%
    9. 9. Getting Credit Reports • There are 3 credit bureaus and each has a credit score for you (scores may be different) • Equifax 800-685-1111 or www.equifax.com • Experian 888-397-3742 or www.experian.com • TransUnion 800-888-4213 or www.transunion.com • ** For a free credit report, go to: www.annualcreditreport.com **
    10. 10. How to Use Your FICO • If denied credit, ask lender for “score reasons” • Up to 4 score reasons provided with your FICO that explains why the score isn’t higher, such as: • Number of accounts with delinquency • Amount owed on accounts • Too many accounts with balances • Understanding these reasons can help improve your FICO over time
    11. 11. Credit Score Cautions • Debt settlement and debt management plans may hurt your credit for at least 2 years, especially to a mortgage lender • Once you’ve received a pre-approval from your mortgage lender, it’s important not to make any other credit purchases that could negatively impact your score. This will be checked 2 days prior to closing, and could impact your approval.
    12. 12. Credit Score Cautions • Mortgage lenders now require a “soft pull” credit inquiry (FICO score not pulled) to be pulled upon submission of clear to close conditions. If new debt has been obtained, the loan file must be reevaluated thru AUS to ensure compliance with DTI and borrower eligibility requirements.
    13. 13. Credit Repair • You cannot “repair” poor credit • Derogatory credit remains on your report for up to 10 years • Avoid paying for credit repair services guaranteeing to fix poor credit • You can correct inaccurate information • Dispute incorrect credit information • Update personal information • You can improve credit behavior (limit credit lines & balances, pay on time)
    14. 14. Credit Help • American Consumer Credit Counseling: • www.consumercredit.com • 800-769-3571 • National Foundation for Credit Counseling: • www.nfcc.org • 800-388-2227
    15. 15. Social Media • Monthly social media webinars geared solely toward Realtors – New topic every month – Prize giveaways – Q&A
    16. 16. www.guaranteedrate.com/agent
    17. 17. John Smith Vice President of Mortgage Lending P: ###.###.#### F: ###.###.#### John.Smith@guaranteedrate.com www.guaranteedrate.com/johnsmith NMLS: XXXXXX LO LIC: XXXX-XXXX-XXXXX-XXXX Contact Us NMLS (Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System) ID 2611 • Alabama Lic# 21566 • AK Lic#AK2611 • AR Lic#103947 - Guaranteed Rate, Inc. 3940 N Ravenswood, Chicago IL 60613 866-934-7283• AZ - Guaranteed Rate, Inc. - 14811 N. Kierland Blvd., Ste. 100, Scottsdale, AZ, 85254 Mortgage Banker License # BK-0907078 • CA - Licensed by the Department of Business Oversight, Division of Corporations under the California Residential Mortgage Lending Act Lic #413-0699 • CO- Guaranteed Rate, Inc. Regulated by the Division of Real Estate, 773-290-0505 • CT - Lic #17196 • DE - Lic # 9436 • DC - Lic #MLB 2611 • FL-Lic# MLD618 • GA - Residential Mortgage Licensee #20973 - 3940 N. Ravenswood Ave., Chicago, IL 60613 • HI Lic#HI- 2611 • ID - Guaranteed Rate, Inc. Lic #MBL-5827 • IL - Residential Mortgage Licensee - IDFPR, 122 South Michigan Avenue, Suite 1900, Chicago, Illinois, 60603, 312-793-3000, 3940 N. Ravenswood Ave., Chicago, IL 60613 #MB.0005932 • IN - Lic #11060 & #10332 • IA - Lic #MBK-2005-0132 • KS - Licensed Mortgage Company - Guaranteed Rate, Inc. – License #MC.0001530 • KY - Mortgage Company Lic #MC20335 • LA - Lic #RML2866 • ME - Lic #SLM1302 • MD - Lic #13181 • MA – Guaranteed Rate, Inc. - Mortgage Lender & Mortgage Broker License MC 2611 • MI - Lic #FR-0016637 & SR-0011899 • MN - Lic #MO 20526478 • MS –Guaranteed Rate, Inc 3940 N. Ravenswood Ave., Chicago, IL 60613-Mississippi Licensed Mortgage Company, Lic # 2611 - • MO – Guaranteed Rate Lic # 10-1744 • MT Lic# 2611 • Licensed in NJ: Licensed Mortgage Banker - NJ Department of Banking & Insurance • NE - Lic #1811 • NV - Lic #3162 & 3161 • NH - Guaranteed Rate, Inc. dba Guaranteed Rate of Delaware, licensed by the New Hampshire Banking Department - Lic # 13931-MB • NM - Lic #01995 •NY - Licensed Mortgage Banker—NYS Department of Financial Services- 3940 N Ravenswood, Chicago, IL 60613 Lic # B500887• NC - Lic #L-109803 • ND - Lic #MB101818 • OH – Lic #MBMB.850069.000 and Lic #SM.501367.000 - 3940 N. Ravenswood Ave., Chicago, IL 60613 • OK - Lic # MB001713 • OR - Lic #ML-3836 - - 3940 N. Ravenswood Ave., Chicago, IL 60613 • PA - Licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities Lic #20371 • RI – Rhode Island Licensed Lender Lic # 20102682LL, RI – Rhode Island Licensed Loan Broker Lic # 20102681LB • SC – Lic #-2611 • SD Lic# ML.04997 • TN - Lic #109179 • TX - Lic # 50426 & Lic # 47207 • UT - Lic #7495184- • VT - Lic #LL6100 & MB930 • VA – Guaranteed Rate, Inc. - Licensed by Virginia State Corporation Commission, License # MC-3769 • WA - Lic #CL-2611 • WI - Lic #27394BA & 2611BR • WV – Lic #ML-30469 & MB-30098 • WY – Lic#2247
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