Understanding your credit score is an important part of the mortgage application process since this factor plays a key role in your ability to secure a mortgage. You can find out what your credit score is by pulling a copy of your credit report. Read on to find out how to do this for free, and why you should.
You have found a home and are ready to apply for financing. Your pre-approval amount comes back not as high as you would have expected and at an interest rate significantly above what your friends just got on their loan. This could be because you have an average to poor credit score.