On the House

Episode 3: Understanding the Importance of Credit

June 01, 2020 Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation Season 1 Episode 3
On the House
Episode 3: Understanding the Importance of Credit
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Your credit score is one of the biggest factors that lenders will use to qualify you for a mortgage.  Is your credit score keeping you from buying a home, or do you simply want to learn more about how your score is determined?  Stacy Lynn Schriever with Premier Nationwide Lending joins TSAHC’s Joniel LeVecque to explain how credit scores are calculated and how to review your credit report and improve your score. 

What is a credit rating?
How does credit affect your loan approval?
How far back does your credit report monitor?
What are the different types of credit reports and credit scores?
How do you order and review your own credit report?
What are some common credit problems and how do you resolve them?
How do you build credit?
What's the best way to manage debt?
What if your credit report has wrong information?
How do you protect yourself from identify theft?