Seattle, Washington (PRWEB) March 18, 2013
It can be difficult to find the best mortgage or refinance rate. Whether a consumer is looking to refinance their current home or looking to buy a new one, here are some tips that help consumers get the best possible rates.
First of all, a consumer should make sure to collect all the information that is available for their credit history from the three main credit bureaus, Equifax, TransUnion, and Experian. It’s important for a consumer to find out their credit score. If it is low, there are things can be done to raise that up a bit before applying for a mortgage. If it is already good, make sure to not close any credit accounts or apply for a new credit card. This will help keep the consumer’s score where it is.
Second of all, Rate State recommends that consumers find out how much house they can afford. This can be done by simply figuring out one’s available budget based on what finances are available as well as seeking out a reputable home mortgage or refinance provider. Rate State offers this, and an opportunity to compare rate options from multiple providers. This makes it possible for a current or future home owner to see a full list of available options and rates, equipping them to make the best decision possible.
There are three important areas of qualification for getting the lowest mortgage or refinance rate possible – aside from comparing mortgage or refinance options. It is
1. A good credit score
2. Low debt to income ration
3. Having a 20 percent down payment (for a first home).
These things, along with taking advantage of Rate State's online rate comparison tool, will help the consumer find the best mortgage or refinance rates possible, helping them make the best decision possible.
About Rate State
Rate State is helping home owners make the right financing decisions by comparing mortgage terms from multiple providers. This allows current homeowners, first time buyers, or those looking to purchase a new home to make the financing decisions that make sense for them.