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Help for 1st Time Home Buyer Credit Repair

Dec 29, 2007
Purchasing your first home can be very exciting and yet at the same time, be very frightening too. One of the first things that 1st time homebuyers are concerned about is how are they going to maintain their outstanding credit rating or how they will repair their credit rating once they purchase the home.

This is a great concern to the 1st time homebuyers because most of them do not have enough to buy the house upfront and as a result, they have to takeout a loan from a bank or some other financial institution for the mortgage. The problem is with a combination of high interest rates, along with the typical living expenses as well as taxes; a lot of people are struggling in terms of keeping up with the bills. The majority of 1st time homebuyers end up deep in debt and this is a serious issue for most of these people. It's true that one of the biggest causes of stress is financial debt.

Be Wise

Regardless of whether you have good credit to begin with or not, the last thing you want do is to worsen your credit rating. Here are a few important steps that you can take. The very first thing you should always consider is to live below your means. Way too many people in society today are trying to keep up with the Jones. Spending money on things they shouldn't be buying or not having a tight rein on their budget. That being said, determine what your income is and how much of a mortgage your income will support. Do not stretch yourself financially. Always remember there are additional costs when purchasing a home such as, renovations and repairs, as well as new furniture too.

Also as a 1st time homebuyer, you'll have to decide if you want an open or closed mortgage. The advantage with an open mortgage is that you can repay the loan off any time during the term of the mortgage. Even though you can pay off your mortgage faster with an open mortgage, the interest rates are generally higher with these mortgages. That's something you have to take into consideration.

With close mortgages, they have a longer, set term and limited prepayment options. When compared to an open mortgage, there is less flexibility, but at the same time you are gaining in terms of a lower interest rate. As well, the rate will always remain the same so you don't after worry about rising interest rates. Nothing is more stressful than to see your monthly payments go up sharply and unexpectedly.

Save Up You Money

As a 1st time homebuyer, it is a good idea to put down as much as you can as a down payment. The more money can put down on the house, the smaller the mortgage you'll have to carry and the less stress you will have. It's also good idea to try to save some money in the bank for emergency situations. With that extra money, you can also pay down the mortgage quicker too.
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Kerry Ng is a successful Webmaster and publisher of The Fast Credit Repair Tips Blog. For more great helpful information about credit repairs tips visit The Fast Credit Repair Tips Blog
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