May 15, 2009 // Franchising.com // Morris Plains, N.J., – The historically-low interest rates and affordable prices of today's real estate market offers great opportunities for buyers. For those thinking about purchasing a home, an important first step is to learn more about their credit score and the direct impact it can have on their loan eligibility. In particular, prospective buyers who may have concerns about their credit score can benefit from finding out if there are any obstacles they need to overcome on their way to homeownership.
To improve your credit score and qualify for better mortgage programs at better interest rates, Weichert Financial Services offers these tips:
To learn more about your credit rating and ways to improve your credit score, call or visit a Gold Services Manager at one of Weichert's neighborhood offices. These financial representatives will personally review your credit file and put you in the best position possible to become a homeowner by providing a custom plan to help raise your credit score through the use of Credit Assure, a unique service developed by CreditXpert Inc.
Weichert Financial Services is one of the "Top 30" lenders in the U.S., according to the industry newsletter "Inside Mortgage Finance," based upon sales to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac nationally in 2008. In an August 2007 study assessing the credit standards of the nation's lenders, SMR Research Corp. ranked Weichert Financial Services among the least risky and most reliable. The quality of its products is in the top five percent, according to Radian, a leading mortgage insurance lender.
Weichert has nearly 18,000 sales associates in more than 500 company-owned and franchised sales offices in key markets throughout the U.S. A family of full-service real estate and financial services companies, Weichert helps customers buy and sell both residential and commercial real estate, and streamlines the delivery of mortgages and home and title insurance.