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The Importance Of Maintaining A Good Credit Rating To Help You In Your Property Business

Jun 16, 2008
Managing your credit standing can be a difficult and challenging task. However, a good credit rating is essential if you want to succeed as a property investor. A bed credit rating will often mean that you are unable to fund property purchases and your business will suffer greatly.

The best way to maintain a good credit standing is to live within ones means. In fact, ones lifestyle spending must not exceed income. This is the greatest and simplest advice that one can give. The easiest way to live within ones means is to maintain a budget. This way, there will be proper supervision of finances. In this article we discuss some useful strategies that anyone can adopt to maintain a good credit standing.

First, always take precautions when shopping. Keep all receipts or bills evidencing credits as well as debts. This way, you will be able to track your cash flow. Your cash flow statement must be consistent and reflective of your expenses. You should check your cash flow situation monthly so that you know exactly where you stand.

You should always pay any contractual obligations, i.e. debts on time. Timely payment of the due amount is reflective of the honesty of the person in debt. This is a very important measure of trustworthiness, liked by creditors. Always make sure that all obligations are fulfilled on or before the debt matures. For instance, if the debt must be paid in an installment basis; it is advisable that the scheduled payments be paid on time and without failure.

Never exceed any credit limits that have been set for you. The total balance of any debt must always be below your credit limit. Should you go beyond your credit limit, it is wise to make an immediate payment to bring you back in again. Creditors like charging people extortionate amounts for exceeding their limits, and it wont help your credit rating if you continually exceed any limits.

You should also at all times live within your set budget. Indeed, if the payment allocated for debt servicing is higher than 10 % every month, then you must reconsider your spending habits. Debt servicing should always be below 10 % of your generated income. This acts as an automatic safety barrier which protects you from being in a situation where you are unable to meet your financial obligations.

By following the simple rules highlighted in this article, you should be able to maintain a clean credit rating and hence be able to grow your property business quickly with the necessary support of financial institutions.
About the Author
Dr Javaid Kiyani is a successful Property Investor and Internet Marketer. His vast knowledge of property investment is evidenced by the books he has written. For a FREE course including regular advice and tips on property investment, please visit:
http://www.hmopropertyriches.com
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