Mortgage Corner: Tips for Getting a Good Credit Rating for Mortgage Application

This article is provided by Monika Hagele of Verico iMortgage Solutions   m.mortgageweb.ca/Monika

iMortgage Solutions is part of the Verico Financial Group headquartered in Edmonton. Verico has 2300 expert mortgage advisors from coast to coast ready to help Canadians buy and finance their homes each year. Monika Hagele has been a mortgage broker since 2009. She is committed to assisting her clients in finding the right mortgage for them.   

Luckily, your credit score isn’t always going to be the same. Once you start making timely payments, your credit rating can change. It is not a black hole that you will have to live with for the rest of your life. There are innumerable tools you can use that will allow you to make the positive change that you want for your credit rating. How do you ensure that you earn back the good credit rating that you want for yourself? Let these tips help you out:

  • Keep track of your credit card usage. When you know when you used the card, you will be able to keep track of the payments that you made for it as well. Simply do not settle for paying the minimum required amount. Instead, pay off the whole amount that’s due to avoid extra charges and ballooning interest rates.
  • Make timely payments. Creditors do not worry about the credit that you continue to make as long as you keep paying them on time. If you can send payments before they are even due, that would be taking the task to a whole new level. Not only will it earn you an excellent credit rating, but you can gain the trust of potential creditors. They might just offer you the mortgage loan that you need to buy the dream house that you want.
  • Do not over spend. Having all those credit cards on hand and seeing all those red tags on the things that you’ve always wished you had, it can be quite tempting to make purchases you know you don’t need. When you overspend your credit card, you are putting yourself at the risk of acquiring more debt. Control your spending. Make sure to keep them to the bare essentials.
  • Make a record of all the spending and the payments that you’ve done. If you can keep all the receipts, that would be so much better too. The records will be your guide as to how much you still need to pay off and how much you could have saved if you chose not to buy some items. The records will also serve as your guide, considering that you might not be earning enough to pay for everything.

Keeping a good credit rating is lot easier said than done. In fact, it can be quite a struggle in the beginning. But if you keep these tips in mind, you’d be able to earn for yourself the credit rating that will help you get the approval for your mortgage loan application with ease.