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Credit Score Basics: How Lenders Use FICO Scores

How Lenders Use Your FICO Score

How Lenders Use Your FICO Score

Do you know how lenders use your FICO score? Because it’s vital to whether or not you get approved for a loan.

If you understand credit score basics, then you’ll have a much better chance of hearing a “yes” rather than a “no” from a lender. You’ll also gain a much deeper understanding of how your score impacts your monthly payments.

You see, when you have a decent credit score (700+), then you can expect to see more loan approvals. Especially from traditional lenders, like banks.

Plus, a good credit score will lead to good rates. And that means cheaper bills.

For real estate investors, a good credit score can make all the difference between positive and negative cash flow. And over time, that kind of business model can run you…well, out of business.

If you’d like a quick overview of how credit scores work and how lenders use them, then check out this explanatory video from FICO.

In this video, you’ll get a simple and fast explanation of how credit scores work. Again, this is vital if you want to succeed with your real estate deals. And your overall financial health. Your wallet will thank you for taking such good care of your credit score.

If you want more credit score tips, check out our Youtube channel! As we’ve stated throughout this article, we highly encourage you to understand the importance of your score so when it’s time to get a loan for your next value-add property (fix and flip or rental), you’ll have lots of options. And access to great rates.

Need some extra input on your credit score and how you can raise it? Our team is always here to offer advice and guidance.

As always, happy investing!

Thursday Tips: How To Analyze Investment Properties

Thursday Tips: How To Analyze Investment Properties

Ready to learn how to analyze investment properties?

In this great Bigger Pockets article, you’ll learn the nuts and bolts of evaluating real estate deals.

You’ll also discover how to get the information you need to complete a comprehensive evaluation of a neighborhood. That way you can determine which neighborhoods and properties will give you the best return.

And getting the best return is what this business is all about. Because generating positive cash flow is the answer to your financial independence.

But the only way to produce strong income is to put your money in the right properties. And the right properties depend on your analysis.

If you fail to evaluate your deals correctly, then the numbers won’t add up. And that means you might lose money.

A lot of money.

Yikes.

Yes, we’ve said it once and we’ll say it again: Numbers don’t lie.

How To Analyze Investment Properties

Before diving into real estate investing, make sure you understand how to compare markets and properties. Whether you’re trying to decide between investing in Boise or Sacramento—or you’re just comparing two similar homes—this guide will walk you through all the numbers you need to know. From calculating cash-on-cash return to running a comparative market analysis, the experts at BiggerPockets demonstrate the steps you need to follow and the statistics you must know with The Beginner’s Guide to Real Estate Market Analysis.

Ready to learn more about evaluating your real estate investments? Great! Check out the entire Bigger Pockets article here:

Or if you’re ready to chat about your fix and flips, rentals, and other value-add properties, give our team a head’s up.

Happy investing!